CC of e-mail to Canada's Prime minister Justin Trudeau,
From a recent post (Nov 29) at Médecins Sans Frontières’ web site
one can read -
"The huge numbers of patients with complex and serious gunshot wounds are overwhelming the healthcare system in Gaza
Untreated wounds could lead to lifelong disability for many, and untreated infections pose the risk of amputation or even death
MSF calls on the Israeli and Palestinian authorities to facilitate the treatment of patients in Gaza and abroad, and urges other countries to offer funding and space in hospitals where advanced surgical capacity exists
Although MSF and other organizations are working hard to provide treatment for these patients, the scale of the needs is quickly becoming overwhelming, challenging our continued ability to respond.
The situation is also worsening as more people are shot, wounded flesh and bone dies, and the risk of infection increases."
Mr. Trudeau, knowing your personal commitment to human rights and Canada’s long tradition of offering humanitarian aid (eg. Canada’s aid to the Rohingas, to Haiti etc.), I call on your government to take the following steps to alleviate the suffering in Gaza -
1. Immediately ship needed medical equipment and supplies directly to the Gaza strip.
2. Offer to make available and fly emergency cases to Canada where the medical facilities exist capable of dealing with the grievously injured Palestinians.
3. Demand that Israel immediately cease the brutal assault by the Israeli military on unarmed Palestinians who are protesting for their rights under international law.
4. Demand that Israel immediately lift the cruel criminal blockade of Gaza, ongoing now for over ten years.