Today, Premier Tim Houston moved a motion supporting the state of Israel, securing unanimous consent from all MLAs including NDP and Liberal members.
The motion declared support from all parties against the horrific terrorist attacks by Hamas on innocent civilians. It also demonstrated unwavering solidarity with Israel's legitimate right to defend itself.
Read the full statement below:
Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:
Whereas Hamas is a terrorist organization responsible for the slaughter, rape, and kidnapping of innocent Israeli civilians; and
Whereas, on October 7th, Hamas perpetrated a horrific and callous attack on Israel, leaving innocent civilians—including Canadians—dead, missing, or taken hostage; and
Whereas, Israel has the right, under international law, to exist and defend itself; and
Whereas, Nova Scotians condemn the callous actions of Hamas.
Therefore, be it resolved that all members of the Legislature join me in solidarity against these vicious attacks, and stand with the people of Israel and its right to defend itself.