CANADA NOT INVITED TO EMBASSY OPENING: FREELAND
Palestinian diplomats say they welcome the Trudeau government’s decision not to attend the opening of the new American embassy in Jerusalem Monday. But a spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada wasn’t invited. Canada does not support the U.S. embassy move, saying it’s a decision for a future peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis. The inauguration sparked the bloodiest day in four years at the Israel-Gaza border.
“Those shocking and bloody images can’t leave us without welcoming the decision of the government of Canada and other governments who didn’t participate in the so-called inauguration ceremony of the U.S. on Palestinian land,” said a statement from the Palestinian delegation in Ottawa.