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Palestinians gather around the remains of a house that police said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 14, 2014.
Palestinians gather around the remains of a house that police said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 14, 2014.
(Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)

PAUL KORING

Once again, Harper shows his unwavering support for Israel

As the Palestinian death toll – including women and children – mounts in Gaza, Canada’s backing for Israel remains unshakeable.

No ally of the Jewish state has been more strident in its support of Israel than Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

“Canada is unequivocally behind Israel,” Mr. Harper said on Sunday hours after Israeli warplanes bombed a house in Gaza, killing 18 civilian members of an extended family including five children, but missing Taysir Al-Batsh, the police chief in the Palestinian enclave and intended target.