I am ashamed to be a Canadian right now. Decades of collective punishment and International Laws being ignored. But our leaders don’t take any of that into consideration. After all, what does Palestine have to offer them? It seems we support whatever side can do the most for us. I wonder how they can look into their children’s eyes and still feel like a decent human being. I guess they should count their lucky stars they weren’t born in Palestine/Gaza.
The UN Security Council has called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza after holding an emergency closed-door meeting on the crisis.
The urgent talks came after Ban Ki-moon described Israel’s shelling of a Gaza City suburb as “an atrocious action”.
Sunday was the deadliest day of fighting, with 13 Israeli soldiers and more than 100 Palestinians killed.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is due in Cairo on Monday to discuss the crisis with Egyptian leaders.
The UN Security Council met at the request of Jordan, which is understood to have proposed a strongly worded draft resolution for consideration.
However, members could only agree on “elements to the press,” the weakest form of Security Council action, says the BBC’s UN correspondent Nick Bryant.
Eugene Gasana, Rwanda’s ambassador to the UN, said members had voiced their alarm at the escalation of violence during a “sobering session”.
They also expressed “serious…
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