Canada has good news for Gazans

Last Updated on May 28, 2024 1:19 pm

Canada has announced the issuance of 5,000 visas for Gazans in Palestine. The country had earlier promised 1,000 visas for Gazans. Which was announced by Canada in December last year.

Visas for relatives of Canadians living in Gaza have been increased fivefold to 5,000 from the 1,000 temporary resident visas allocated under a special program.

Canada’s Immigration Minister Mark Miller said that while withdrawal from Gaza is not currently possible, the situation could change at any time. We will be ready to help more Palestinians as the situation changes.

A spokeswoman for Mark Miller said 448 Gazans have been granted temporary visas, including 254 under a policy unrelated to the special visa program, and 41 have arrived in Canada so far.

An Israeli airstrike on Sunday night started a fire in a tent in the southern Gaza city of Rafah. This has caused outrage among world leaders including Canada.

Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie said in a statement, “We are appalled by the deaths of Palestinian civilians in Rafah. Canada does not support the Israeli military operation in Rafah.”

He said this level of human suffering should end. We demand an immediate ceasefire. Echoing world leaders who have called for the implementation of the World Court’s order to stop Israel’s attacks.

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