At a press conference in Ottawa, Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, said that Netanyahu’s plan is “unacceptable”.

Demanding Rafah civilians to evacuate the southern Gaza town to let Israeli forces carry out a military offensive is ‘unacceptable’ because these people have ‘nowhere to go’, criticizes the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Mélanie Joly. (La Presse)

“The current operation is extremely worrying and could be severely devastating for all those seeking refuge,” she said at a press conference on Monday. (La Presse)

“What Prime Minister Netanyahu and his coalition are asking these people to do is move, but they have nowhere to go. They are mothers and children, they are people who have names, and have their own stories; in short, they are human beings. They exist. We need a lasting ceasefire. We need an agreement on the release of the hostages and on the fact that [it must be possible to] deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza, insisted Ms. Joly. (La Presse)

European and American leaders who fight for peace, and human rights and who share a passion for social justice, an ideal of human fraternity based on the diversity of cultures and religions must harshly condemn Netanyahu’s plan and the military offensive in addition to demanding a ceasefire from both parties. Thanks to this international condemnation the lives of several thousand Palestinians will be protected.