As Israel continues to retaliate against Hamas in Gaza over the October 7 terrorist attack, the Israeli Intelligence Ministry has proposed that Canada might be a suitable destination for uprooted Palestinians.
While confirming the document, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the “concept paper” was only a suggestion.
Canada was identified as a potential resettlement location because of its “lenient” immigration policy.
“In our assessment, fighting after the population is evacuated would lead to fewer civilian casualties compared to what could be expected if the population were to remain,” the document states, as reported by CTV News.
The October 13 document allegedly proposes moving Gaza’s 2.3 million residents to Egypt’s Sinai peninsula. From there, the ministry suggests building temporary tent cities followed by permanent cities.
Aside from Canada, the “concept paper” also pitches Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as partners in resettling Palestinians.
Netanyahu recently said a ceasefire will not take place, just like one wasn’t asked of the USA after 9/11.
It’s reported that 1,400 Israelis were killed during the October 7 terrorist attack on civilians. CTV reports that 8,000 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed since then by Israeli forces, while Hamas continues to hold 240 Israeli hostages.
Pro-Palestine protests in Canada
Protesters sympathetic to the plight of Palestinians have increased in Canada since October 7. Protests have conveyed mixed messages, with some merely calling for a ceasefire, while others have accused Israel of being “occupiers” and demanded for Palestine to be free “from the river to the sea,” a reference that many interpret as justifying Israeli genocide.
On Monday, multiple politicians’ offices were occupied by Pro-Palestine protesters — an act that would have presumably been labeled an insurrection by politicians and mainstream media outlets if done by Freedom Convoy protesters in 2022.