July 2nd, 2014

NDP condemns kidnapping and murder of Palestinian teenager

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) issued the following statement on the abduction and murder of a Palestinian teenager:

“I am deeply saddened by the tragic death of Mohammed Abu Khudair, a 16-year-old Palestinian boy. My thoughts are with his family.

The targeting of civilians, in particular children, for abduction and murder is a reprehensible act of terror. Those responsible for this crime must be held accountable.

I urge the Minister of Foreign Affairs to offer Israel and the Palestinian Authority Canada’s assistance in ensuring that those responsible for this appalling crime are brought to justice, and that all children of the region are able to live in safety.”