Opposing Canada’s Support to Israel, Protestors Hurl Eggs at Canadian Foreign Minister

RAMALLAH, January 18, 2015 (WAFA) – Enraged by Canada’s constant support to Israel and obstruction of the Palestinian right to self-determination, infuriated protestors Sunday hurled eggs at the convoy of Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird.

Baird was leaving the headquarters of the Foreign Ministry, following a meeting with Foreign Ministers Riyad al-Maliki, when dozens of activists protested against his visit by hurling eggs at his car, and chanting slogans expressing resentment over Canada’s unswerving support to Israel.

Hours earlier, Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat criticized Canada’s pro-Israel positions, including attempts to legalize the illegal Israeli annexation of Occupied East Jerusalem.

Erekat regretted the Canadian government’s decision to stand on “the wrong side of history by blindly supporting the Israeli occupation and its apartheid policies” and denounced Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird’s meeting with Israeli officials in occupied City of Jerusalem.