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Amnesty International finds Canada's vote regrettable.

“Political posturing should not be allowed to take priority over the human rights of victims and the civilian population on both sides of the conflict. A visionary approach is now required from the international community in order to halt the appalling abuses of human rights suffered in the Occupied Territories and Israel and to bring peace and security to the region,” Amnesty International said.

Amnesty International regrets the vetoing by the United States in the Security Council on 11 November of a resolution condemning attacks on civilians by both Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups. Similarly, the vote by Canada and most EU Human Rights Council members on 15 November against a resolution in the Council which urged all concerned parties to respect international humanitarian law and to refrain from attacking civilians is also deeply regrettable – particularly in the absence of any alternative proposal.

And this:

The resolution before the UN Thursday speaks of the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination — and saw Canada abstain, whereas Canada endorsed the resolution last year under the Liberals.

I would like to see any one of these politicians live a day in the life of a Palestinian. Just one day.

Thak you, Amnesty, for holding Canada to account for failing to uphold human rights in these situations.

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