Friday, March 1, 2024

Human Rights Watch calls on Canada to suspend arms sales to Israel

Over four dozen rights watchdogs including Human Rights Watch have called on the Canadian government to suspend arms sales to Israel in order to avoid complicity in potential war crimes.

In a letter today, the group said countries that “transfer arms to another country that are likely to be used in the commission of war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide risk being complicit in those crimes.”

The letter also cites a recent International Court of Justice decision – that a case alleging that Israel is committing acts of genocide against the Palestinians is “plausible” – as further reason to halt its arms transfers to Israel.

Meanwhile, Israeli PM Netanyahu said in a press conference that war in Gaza will continue until “victory” is achieved.

At least 27,708 people have been killed and 67,147 wounded in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7. 

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