Ottawa: Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said in a statement that Hamas’s rejection to ceasefire approved by Israeli cabinet without a second thought proves Hamas has no interest in peace. 

Baird said, “We have long believed that innocent Palestinian people living in Gaza deserve far better than the reckless actions of this terrorist organization.”

Canadian foreign Affairs Minister further added, “Make no mistake, Canada views Hamas as an international terrorist organization that is bent on the destruction of the State of Israel.”

“The scourge of terrorism must be wholly rejected by all peace-loving people around the world. We must never allow moral relativism to act as cover for the indiscriminate attacks on Israel we have seen over the past eight days.

Baird said that Ottawa believe that Israel has the right to defend itself, by itself, from the continued campaign of terror being waged by Hamas.

He appreciated Egypt’s efforts for ceasefire.