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A Palestinian youth swings a homemade sparkler firework in Gaza

A Palestinian youth swings a homemade sparkler firework as people celebrate on a night of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Rafah refugee camp, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 4, 2020. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP) (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images) »

International, Politics, Society

UN relief agency pulls staff from Gaza amid increasing Palestinian protests

The UN agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) has moved nine international staff out of the Gaza Strip following mounting protests by employees over layoffs and cutbacks. Funding cuts caused staff cuts UNRWA has fired 113 Gaza employees and turned hundreds »

International, Politics

Trudeau and Netanyahu discuss Gaza violence, shooting of Canadian doctor

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke on the phone with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday to discuss the situation in Gaza and the shooting of a Canadian doctor by Israeli snipers on May 14, according to a statement from the »

International, Society

Trudeau condemns Israel’s ‘excessive force’ against Palestinian civilians

Canada’s prime minister is calling for an independent investigation of the violence in Gaza after Israeli soldiers shot and killed at least 60 Palestinians, and over 2,700 were injured. Thousands of Palestinians had gathered at the border between Israel and »

International, Politics

Canadian physician Tarek Loubani shot in leg near Gaza border

A Canadian physician says he was shot in the leg by Israeli snipers near the border with the Gaza Strip on Monday despite wearing “clearly identifiable medical garb.” In a blog posted on Monday, Dr. Tarek Loubani, who works at »

International, Politics

Canada ‘deeply concerned’ by Gaza violence, says Freeland

Canada is “deeply concerned” by the violence in the Gaza Strip, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland tweeted Monday after Israeli troops shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters on the border with Israel. In the bloodiest single day for Palestinians since »


Canada promises millions for Palestinian relief

The Canadian government is pledging to contribute up to $10 million in emergency humanitarian aid for Palestinian refugees. The government says this will help meet “urgent humanitarian needs” by providing food assistance to over one million people living in the »