A small group of Liberal and Conservative MPs are in Israel as part of what they say is a bipartisan trip to show solidarity with the country as it grieves a gruesome attack by Hamas and comes under scrutiny for deaths in the Gaza Strip.
“Israel is definitely not the same Israel as before the terrorist attacks,” Liberal MP Anthony Housefather said in an interview from Jerusalem.
“I thought it was important for me to come, to better understand and be able to explain to my colleagues what the Israeli perspective is on what happened on Oct. 7 and on the war with Hamas.”
The group started the trip on Monday, meeting with survivors of the Oct. 7 attack in which Hamas militants killed an estimated 1,200 people in Israel and took roughly 240 people hostage.
Housefather said that before they head home Wednesday evening, his fellow MPs will also meet with the co-chairs of …