Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Prime Minister Trudeau unequivocally condemned Hamas’ large-scale attacks against Israel and expressed his deep condolences to Prime Minister Netanyahu for the hundreds of lives lost. He stated that Canada is gravely concerned about the atrocities that have been committed and is closely monitoring the situation.
Prime Minister Trudeau reaffirmed that Canada stands with Israel and fully supports Israel’s right to defend itself.
Prime Minister Trudeau also expressed his concern about escalation and the loss of civilian life.
The leaders agreed to remain in close contact as the situation develops.