Canadian PM Harper calls upon world leaders to side with Israel

by The Daily Lede


In a statement delivered Sunday, Canadian Prime Minster Stephen Harper urged world leaders to side with Israel in the intensifying conflict with Hamas in Gaza.

Mr. Harper believes terrorists are using civilians in Gaza as human shields.

“It is evident that Hamas is deliberately using human shields to further terror in the region,” said Harper.

“The indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel are terrorist acts, for which there is no justification,” said Harper.

Silence from global leaders would only serve to embolden Hamas, he suggested.

“Canada calls on its allies and partners to recognize that these terrorist acts are unacceptable and that solidarity with Israel is the best way at stopping the conflict,” proclaimed Harper.

Harper also urged the Palestinian government to disarm Hamas and other terrorist groups operating from within Gaza.