For Immediate Release
May 19, 2021

STATEMENT: Mayor Crombie Responds to the Ongoing Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

“Like many people across Mississauga, I’ve been following the Israeli-Palestinian conflict closely and it’s a truly tragic situation.

The politics and history of the region are incredibly complex and divisive.

And I know we will continue to see to debate on the policies and the actions of both sides in this conflict.

But what’s not up for debate is how tragic the loss of civilian life is, particularly young children.

I’ve been truly gutted by the images of young children being carried away from the scene of an explosion, entire families dying together.

And I want to say that my thoughts are with everyone in Mississauga who is being impacted by the conflict, particularly those with family and friends in the region.

The loss of life has been overwhelming and it’s simply unfair.

It is as tragic as it is senseless. Peace must be the top priority.

The international community must treat this with the seriousness it deserves and work to find peace.

No one wins in this conflict.”