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Published On: May 20, 2022

Following the recent Israeli Supreme Court decision upholding the forcible expulsion of Palestinian villagers from their homes and land in Masafer Yatta and the killing of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, The United Church of Canada has written two letters to the Honourable Melanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada.  

The letters urge Canada to work with like-minded countries to hold the government of Israel accountable for violations of international law and specifically to

  • denounce the government of Israel’s plan to forcibly expel the villagers of Masafer Yatta and press the government of Israel to rescind this decision

  • denounce the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh and call for an immediate independent investigation into her killing that holds those responsible accountable

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Letter to Minister Joly re Masafer Yatta (May 10, 2022) 178.13 KB PDF
Letter to Minister Joly re Shireen Abu Akleh (May 13, 2022) 176.56 KB PDF