Hoback visits the wounded in Israel

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Prince Albert MP Randy Hoback, far left, is seen visiting wounded soldiers in Ashkelon on Wednesday -- a hospital only 13 kilometres north of the Gaza Strip border. The Daily Herald will catch up with Hoback once he returns from his fact-finding tour of Israel. 

Seeing the horrors of warfare firsthand, Prince Albert MP Randy Hoback visited people injured in the Israel/Gaza conflict on Wednesday.

 

Located in the southern district of Israel, Hoback joined a handful of other Canadian politicians in visiting a hospital in Ashkelon, located only 13 kilometres north of the Gaza Strip border.

The hospital tour came during Hoback’s second day in Israel on the invitation of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs -- an effort of the Jewish Federation of Canada.

The Daily Herald caught up with Hoback on Tuesday, during which he expressed outage related to the actions of Hamas -- a group the Canadian government has branded a terrorist organization.

Click HERE for a story about Hoback’s visit to Israel, as well as an audio clip of the Daily Herald’s interview with Hoback.

“For us to come out of Canada and the western world to try to understand who these people are and what they do and what they stand for, it’s so foreign to us it’s hard to get our head around it,” he said at the time.

For us to come out of Canada and the western world to try to understand who these people are and what they do and what they stand for, it’s so foreign to us it’s hard to get our head around it, Randy Hoback

“You can’t talk to them, you can’t negotiate with them -- these are people who take their neighbours’ kids and family members and put them in a school and put them next to a rocket launcher and use them as human shields.”

The Daily Herald will catch up with Hoback later this week after he arrives back home in Canada, during which he’ll able to speak in greater detail about his tour.

Details he’s been able to share while overseas is limited due to security concerns. 

Click HERE for a story in the Jerusalem Post about the hospital in Ashkelon that Hoback visited this week.

Organizations: Daily Herald, Centre for Israel, Jewish Federation of Canada Hamas

Geographic location: Israel, Canada, Ashkelon Gaza Strip

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