Boston, Massachusetts - May 17, 2018

Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, spoke with Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel. They discussed the situation in Gaza and the incident on May 14, 2018, involving a Canadian citizen. 

Prime Minister Trudeau expressed thanks for the consular assistance Israel is providing.

Prime Minister Trudeau reaffirmed Canada’s call for a neutral process to ascertain how the actions of all the parties concerned had contributed to the events of May 14, including reported incitement by Hamas.

Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Netanyahu agreed on the importance of addressing the economic crisis in Gaza.

They affirmed the close and abiding friendship between Canada and Israel.