Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada wasted no time in joining the chorus of critics blaming Israel for the deadly explosion at the Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza City. In typical fashion, Trudeau rushed to judgment, calling the situation “absolutely unacceptable” and declaring that it is “not legal” to bomb a hospital. Well, Mr. Trudeau, maybe instead of blindly pointing fingers, you should take a moment to gather all the facts.
It is clear that Trudeau and others are using this tragic incident to advance their anti-Israel agenda. Instead of waiting for a thorough investigation, they are quick to place blame solely on Israel. This kind of knee-jerk reaction only serves to perpetuate the false narrative that Israel is the aggressor in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It’s a tired and baseless argument that ignores the very real threats and attacks that Israel faces on a daily basis.
The reality is that the Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror organization was responsible for the explosion. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have provided evidence, including audio recordings, that show the terrorists themselves reacting to their misfired rocket. Yet, somehow, Hamas and its sympathizers are still pointing the finger at Israel. It’s a blatant attempt to shift blame away from the true culprits and paint Israel as the villain.
Even the international community, including some of Israel’s Arab allies, has bought into this false narrative. Countries like the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Egypt have rushed to condemn Israel, despite the IDF’s denials. It’s disappointing to see these countries turn their backs on their newfound relationship with Israel in favor of joining the liberal blame game.
It’s time for Trudeau and others to stop using tragedies like this as political tools. Instead of pointing fingers and making baseless accusations, they should focus on promoting peace and understanding in the region. Israel has the right to defend itself against terrorist attacks, and it’s about time the world recognizes that.