Israel continues to attack the besieged Palestinian territory of Gaza. More than 11,000 Palestinians have been killed so far in this attack that has been going on for about a month and a half. Among the victims, the number of women and children is about 8 thousand.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau criticized Israel in this situation. The killing of women, young men and children in the besieged Gaza Strip must stop, he said on Tuesday.
Reuters reported this information in a report on Wednesday.
According to the report, this is the first time Trudeau has come out with strong criticism of Israel since the war against Hamas began about a month and a half ago. However, Canada has previously stated that Israel has the right to defend itself against Hamas.
But Canada, like the US and other allies, has now expressed concern over the mounting death toll from Israeli attacks on Gaza.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, “I urge the Israeli government to show maximum restraint.” The whole world is watching everything on TV, on social media. We are listening to doctors, family members, survivors, including children who have lost their parents.’
In a press conference in the western province of British Columbia, he said, “The whole world is witnessing the killing of women, young men and women and children.” It has to stop.’
Trudeau also said Hamas must stop using Palestinians as human shields. At the same time all the arrested prisoners should be released. About 350 Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their family members have been evacuated from Gaza since the conflict began, he said.
Earlier last week, the Canadian prime minister called for a humanitarian pause in the ongoing conflict to allow the release of all prisoners held by Hamas and the provision of adequate humanitarian aid to Palestinian civilians.
It should be noted that since October 7, Israeli forces have been carrying out airstrikes in Gaza. Besides, no infrastructure in Gaza is spared from this Israeli air strike. They have been attacking mosques, churches, schools, hospitals and civilian homes everywhere.
The media office of the Palestinian government said that the number of dead in the barbaric Israeli attack in the besieged Gaza territory has already reached 11,320 people. 4,650 of these dead Palestinians are children. Besides, the number of women among the victims is more than three thousand.
Besides, another 29 thousand 200 Palestinians were injured in the Israeli attack.