From: Ismail Zayid [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Cc: Leslie, Megan, MP.; Regan.G@parl.gc.ca; Savage, Michael; Duceppe.G@parl.gc.ca; Ignatieff.M@parl.gc.ca; Layton.J@parl.gc.ca
Subject: Canada's vote at UN Human Rights Council.
The Right Hon. Mr. Stephen Harper, MP.
Dear Mr. Harper:
The report of Canada being the only member, out of 47 members, voting against the resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council on Jan. 12, 2009,
is distressing and shameful for
resolution is calling for an immediate ceasefire and rightly condemning the
outrageous Israeli assault on the 1.5 million people of the overcrowded Gaza
Strip, who are mostly refugees, ethnically cleansed, from their homeland, by
As to the breach of the ceasefire
between Israel and Hamas, that our political leaders
and media continue to blame Hamas for, the facts are
that it was Israel which first broke this ceasefire on Nov. 4, 2008, as
reported by UN and international observers as well as by Israeli Peace Group Gush Shalom, which confirmed this,on Dec. 27, in its statement: " It was the State of Israel which broke the truce,
in the 'ticking tunnel' raid on the night of the US elections two months ago.
Since then the army went on stoking the fires of escalation with calculated
raids and killings, whenever the shooting of missiles on
We call on our government and political leaders to call for an immediate ceasefire and demand Israeli compliance with international law and the UN Charter.