The Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC) has joined a coalition of civil society organizations in signing an open letter calling on Canada to halt arms transfers to Israel. The letter expresses profound concerns about the legal and humanitarian implications of Canada’s transfer of weapon systems to the Israeli government, particularly in light of the recent provisional ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on January 26th.
The letter highlights the devastating impact of Israel’s military operations in Gaza, which have resulted in the deaths of thousands of Palestinian civilians, including children, and the widespread destruction of homes, schools, hospitals, and critical infrastructure. It calls on Canada to fulfill its domestic and international obligations by ceasing the supply of weapon systems to Israel, citing risks of complicity in serious violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law.
CMPAC stands behind this call for action as part of its commitment to promoting justice, human rights, and peace. By signing onto this open letter, CMPAC affirms its solidarity with the Palestinian people and joins the collective effort to end the grave abuses taking place in the region. The organization believes that halting arms transfers to Israel is a necessary step towards promoting accountability, protecting civilians, and facilitating humanitarian aid to those in need.
To read the full text of the letter and learn more about the coalition’s call for action, please access it here.