Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Canada Making Enemies With Hamas

A top Hamas official claims Canada isn't acting in its national interests by boycotting Hamas. Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar warns Canada risks making itself an enemy of the Palestinian people and of the broader Islamist movement. Canada has deemed Hamas a terrorist organization.
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay
Zahar is upset Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay didn't meet with him during his Middle Eastern visit. He claims the sanctions imposed by Canada have primarily hurt ordinary Palestinians while leaving the Hamas government standing.