According to social media posts by prominent Canadian-Jewish activist Irwin Cotler, a Canadian-Israeli peace activist named Vivian Silver was abducted from her home on Kibbutz Be’eri. Cotler reports that Silver is now one of hundreds of Jewish men, women, and children being held in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. They were forcibly removed from their homes during a wave of Hamas terror that has resulted in numerous casualties and hostages.
The recent attacks by Hamas terrorists on Israel have been relentless. On Saturday, they launched attacks by air, land, and sea, overwhelming the Israeli Iron Dome missile defense system with over 3,000 rockets in the initial onslaught. The Israeli citizens have been subjected to constant terror and fear, while the international community watches in horror.
Images and videos depicting the atrocities committed by Hamas terrorists against Jewish civilians are circulating on social media platforms. The world is witnessing the horrific acts of violence, including rapes, murders, and kidnappings, carried out by these terrorists. The evil of Hamas is clearly evident as they target innocent women and children while going door to door.
Amidst the ongoing terror attacks, Canadians trapped in Israel are facing additional challenges. Flights out of Israel are being canceled, leaving them stranded in a volatile and dangerous situation. To make matters worse, the Canadian embassy in Tel Aviv was closed for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, leaving Canadians without direct access to assistance from their government.
The American government has already taken action to evacuate their citizens by sending repatriation flights. However, Canadians are left wondering why their government has not done the same. They are pleading for help and support, but are being told to phone Ottawa for assistance. The Canadian government’s inaction during this critical time is deeply concerning and raises questions about their commitment to the safety and well-being of their citizens.
Conservatives in Canada are calling on the government to immediately open their embassy in Israel to provide emergency assistance and consular services to Canadian citizens. This would ensure that Canadians have a direct channel of communication and support during this crisis.
To stand in solidarity with the Jewish people and show support, individuals are encouraged to visit the website www.CanadaStandsWithIsrael.com. This platform allows people to express their solidarity and send a message of support to the Jewish community facing these unfathomable acts of terror.
It is important to note that an earlier version of this article misstated the name of the kidnapping victim. Her name is Vivian Silver, not Lilian Silver.