Our communities have been warning for months about the risk of violence and human rights violations at the hands of a far-right Israeli government that has illegal settlement expansion as a core element of foreign policy.

Once again, Masjid Al Aqsa was attacked. Worshippers were brutally beaten, even as government ministers were calling for Israeli incursions onto the Temple Mount.

This is unacceptable.

Ask Canada to do two things urgently.

  1. We need Canada to recognize the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court in this matter so that criminal violations of international law in the region can be appropriately investigated and prosecuted. We cannot pick and choose when we stand up for human rights.
  2. Canada must take a stand by banning all illegal settlement products from entering Canada – and can immediately mandate the labelling of those products in the same way the EU does.