After the shooting of Dr. Tarek Loubani, a Canadian-Palestinian doctor, by an Israeli sniper, Trudeau is calling for an “independent investigation into Israel’s ‘excessive force’ against civilians.” Trudeau railed against Israel, a country that is permanently trying to defend itself from attack and concerted efforts to obliterate it:
Canada calls for an immediate independent investigation to thoroughly examine the facts on the ground – including any incitement, violence, and the excessive use of force.
The mysterious Dr. Loubani is not new to this kind of publicity. Back in 2013, he was jailed along with his filmmaker companion in Egypt while witnessing “a protest at Cairo’s Ramses Square.” He insisted that he never took part in Muslim Brotherhood protests because “he abhors violence.” In prison, he recounted, “they beat the sh** out of us.” Dr. Loubani has now found himself in the middle of another struggle: that of Israel defending itself. The Israel Defenses Forces released a warning statement that “the rioters are hurling firebombs and explosive devices towards the security fence and IDF forces, and are burning tires, throwing rocks and launching flaming objects in order to ignite fires in Israeli territory and harm IDF troops” and that “anyone who approached the fence would be considered a terrorist.”
Israel’s Deputy Defense Minister also “slammed Hamas leaders for sitting in their offices while they send children to act as human shields.” This is a historic tactic of Hamas in its jihad and propaganda war against Israel. The Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, has now called on the UN Security Council to condemn Hamas “for its use of children as human shields during mass protests along the Gaza border fence.” Although Hamas has a history of using its people as human shields, the Trudeau government has made no reference to this.
Earlier this week, on a delegation to Ottawa, Palestinian “dignitaries” thanked the Trudeau government for rejecting the US embassy move to Jerusalem.
“Trudeau calls for independent investigation into Israel’s ‘excessive force’ against civilians”, by Robert Fife, Globe and Mail, May 16, 2018:
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has deplored the shooting of a Canadian-Palestinian doctor by an Israeli sniper and called for an independent investigation into Israel’s use of live ammunition against civilians.
Mr. Trudeau issued a statement on Wednesday decrying as “inexcusable” the use of “excessive force.”
“We are appalled that Dr. Tarek Loubani, a Canadian citizen, is among the wounded – along with so many unarmed people, including civilians, members of the media, first responders, and children,” Mr. Trudeau said in the strongest criticism his government has ever levelled against Israel. “Canada calls for an immediate independent investigation to thoroughly examine the facts on the ground – including any incitement, violence, and the excessive use of force.”
Dr. Loubani was shot in both legs by an Israeli sniper on the Gaza border Monday as clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli Defence Forces left at least 60 dead. More than 2,700 Palestinians suffered injuries, including 1,359 from live ammunition.
Israel had deployed two brigades and at least 100 snipers along the Gaza frontier as tens of thousands of Palestinians protested against the inauguration of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.
British Prime Minister Theresa May and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have also called for an independent inquiry, expressing concern about the volume of live fire used by Israeli forces. The United States blocked the adoption of a UN Security Council statement on Tuesday that would have called for an independent probe. The United States blames the deaths on Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza and which encouraged the protests.
The Israeli embassy in Ottawa said Mr. Trudeau’s statement was referred to the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “We have asked Jerusalem for instructions, as this is a prime ministerial issue,” spokesman Itay Tavor said….