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Palestinian Protesters Throw Shoes and Eggs at Vehicle of Israeli Puppet, Canadian FM John Baird, for his Rude and Hostile Positions
January 18, 2015
It's amazing how the Canadian foreign minister, John Baird, had the audacity to visit the Palestinian city of Ramallah and meet with his Palestinian counterpart after all his hostile positions and statements against the Palestinian people.
He opposed the Palestinian statehood in the UN, attacked the Palestinian membership in the International Criminal Court, and did not miss any opportunity to defend his Israeli-Zionist masters in their occupation and subjugation of the Palestinian people.
John Baird, you should be ashamed of yourself!
Consider this incident as an opportunity for you to think about your disgraceful and hostile stance against the Palestinian people who did not do any harm to your country!
Stand with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom from the Zionist-Israeli bodage!
Stand with those who work for peace, dignity, and human rights, not with the Zionist-Israeli oppressors.
Canadian foreign minister and Israeli puppet, John Baird speaking in Cairo, January 15, 2015
Palestinians hurl eggs at Canadian FM for pro-Israel stance
January 18, 2015,
Scores of Palestinian protesters Sunday hurled eggs at the Canadian
Foreign Minister John Baird during a visit to the West Bank city of
Ramallah in protest at Canada’s diplomatic pro-Israel stances.
Demonstrators throw shoes, eggs at Canadian FM in Ramallah
18/01/2015 12:02 (MaanImages)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) --
Protestors threw shoes and eggs at Canadian Foreign Minister
John Baird outside the Palestinian Foreign Ministry on Sunday, amid a
growing war of words between him and top PLO official Saeb Erekat.
Palestinians throw eggs at Canadian FM, escalating diplomatic spat
RAMALLAH, West Bank, Palestine
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:17am EST
Palestinian protesters heckled and threw eggs at Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird during a visit to the occupied West Bank on Sunday, denouncing Ottawa's diplomatic support for Israel..
Baird was not hit, but one of the eggs smacked onto the roof of his
car after a meeting with his Palestinian counterpart at the Foreign
Ministry in Ramallah.
Canada was among a handful of countries that voted against Palestinians' successful bid to become a non-member state at the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. This month, Baird called a Palestinian move to join the International Criminal Court "concerning and dangerous".
Amid bouts of failed peace talks with Israel, Palestinians have opted to confront Israel in international bodies and the conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper has become one of the most outspoken critics of the strategy.
In a statement on Sunday, top Palestinian peace negotiator Saeb Erekat demanded an apology from Baird for visiting Israeli officials in occupied East Jerusalem last year.
Palestinians seek East Jerusalem, which Israel captured along with the West Bank and Gaza Strip in a 1967 war, as the capital of a future state. Israel regards all of Jerusalem as its capital, a claim that has not won international recognition.
"We regret the Canadian government's decision to stand on the wrong side of history by blindly supporting the Israeli occupation and its apartheid policies," Erekat said.
Most countries deem Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East
Jerusalem as illegal. Israel pulled troops and settlers out of the Gaza
Strip in 2005.
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