Letter: Ceasefire Grey Bruce Urges MP Alex Ruff to Address Community Concerns on Israel
Ceasefire Grey Bruce, an informal group of concerned residents, says it is taking a stand against Israel's indiscriminate bombing of Gaza and its impact on Palestinian civilians.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Ceasefire Grey Bruce, an informal group of concerned residents, is taking a stand against Israel's indiscriminate bombing of Gaza and its impact on Palestinian civilians. The group has successfully collected over 300 signatures from Grey and Bruce County residents for a petition demanding an arms embargo on Israel.
The petition, titled "Call for Arms Embargo on Israel," was delivered to MP Alex Ruff’s office on Monday, February 5th.
It urges Mr. Ruff to write a letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly, requesting that Canada cease arms trades with Israel. The group emphasizes transparency and accountability, urging Mr. Ruff to make the letter – or his response, in the event that he declines – public through social media or his newsletter.
The urgency of the petition is highlighted by recent events, including the International Court of Justice's ruling on January 26th, 2024. The ICJ mandated that Israel take action to prevent genocidal violence by its armed forces, enforce measures against incitement to genocide, and increase humanitarian aid to Gaza.
Ceasefire Grey Bruce urges MP Ruff to help steer Canada towards a position that aligns with international law and justice, transparency, humanitarianism, and peace, or at the very least, represent the interests and values of our community in the House of Commons.
The overwhelming support for the petition demonstrates the earnest desire of Grey County residents to see their concerns regarding the arms trade with Israel addressed on a national level.
Marcelina Salazar on behalf of Cease Fire Grey Bruce
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