Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Prime Minister Trudeau underscored Israel’s right to defend itself in accordance with international law, including international humanitarian law, and unequivocally condemned Hamas, its brutal attacks against Israel, and its unacceptable treatment of hostages. He called for the immediate and unconditional release of all remaining hostages.

Prime Minister Trudeau stressed the importance of ensuring safe and unimpeded access to life-saving humanitarian aid for civilians. He called for further humanitarian pauses and expressed support for urgent international efforts toward a sustainable ceasefire. The Prime Minister also underscored that this cannot be one-sided, and that Hamas must stop using civilians as human shields, lay down its arms, and can play no role in the future governance of Gaza. He reaffirmed the importance of renewing efforts toward a two-state solution to secure lasting peace in the region.

Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Netanyahu reaffirmed the strong bond between Israel and Canada and agreed to remain in contact as the situation develops.


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