Amnesty International finds Canada's vote regrettable.
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.
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.