Canada must act in accordance with its professed strong support for international law and the International Court of Justice by calling on Israel to fully comply with the ICJ rulings.
Today’s blog examines the South African genocide case against Israel in the International Court of Justice and why that makes it even more urgent for Canada to suspend all arms exports to Israel.
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The isolation of the US in the UN Security Council – casting the lone no vote against an immediate humanitarian ceasefire – should be a stark warning to Canada on the moral hazard of failing to support a ceasefire now.
The only way to avoid untold further civilian deaths and injuries in Gaza and to ensure the resumption of vital, life-saving humanitarian aid – two objectives the US says it shares – is for an immediate truce resumption which leads to a permanent ceasefire.
With a fragile humanitarian truce in place to allow for hostage and prisoner releases and somewhat increased aid to flow into Gaza, we must continue to call on our government to exert every effort for a full ceasefire now.