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A letter from Gaza to Justin Trudeau

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11.06.2018

Dear Prime Minister,

We hope this letter finds you and the Canadian people well.

We have watched with great interest your political career since you assumed office in 2015. We have witnessed how your commitment to freedom and diversity were reflected in the composition of your government. We have also followed with enthusiasm many of your activities, especially those that reflect your humanity, openness, support for civil rights and the struggle against racism.

We have seen you engage with different communities - with Arabs, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, and others - during their holidays. We have also deeply appreciated Canada's generous support for the Palestinian people, in particular, Palestinian refugees, through institutions such as the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

However, it was with pain and sorrow that we found out that Canada voted against a resolution of the World Health Organization's General Assembly seeking to send a team of investigators to Gaza and the West Bank to document the "health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory".

Our disappointment grew even more when we saw several of your personal tweets, in which you lent........

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