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Cassels Statement on Recent Attacks in Israel


We are deeply disturbed by the terrorist attacks that occurred over the long weekend in Israel. As Canadians began their Thanksgiving weekend, innocent civilians were slaughtered, beaten, sexually assaulted, and taken hostage by an organization whose purpose is not to advance the interests of the residents of Gaza, but to rid the planet of the Jewish people.

Today, we stand with our family and friends in the State of Israel. We stand against these vile, senseless, and abhorrent acts of terrorism. There is no place in our society for discrimination, let alone the murder of innocent civilians. For our Jewish colleagues and friends around the world who are at increased risk as a result of the rise of antisemitism, we are here to support you.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims in Israel, and we pray that all those taken hostage or missing are quickly and safely returned to their loved ones.