Amin El-Maoued, the Head of Public Relations of the Palestine House, attended the 2018 Liberal National Convention held in Halifax, Nova Scotia (April 19-21, 2018).
On April 20, 2018 Amin El-Maoued posted photos featuring himself with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and MP Iqra Khalid at the conference. He added the following statement: “we belong to one family .. Canadian family! Never have shame for doing the right things.”
Amin El-Maoued’s statement was published a few days after the Palestine House (and MP Iqra Khalid) were publicly criticized for inviting Palestinian Archbishop Atallah Hanna for the annual Land Day event held by the Palestine House on April 15, 2015 in Mississauga, ON.
Hanna is known of his support of Syria’s Assad regime and the Palestinian intifada against Israel. “We emphasize our solidarity with Syria, its President, government, people and army,” Hanna posted on his Facebook page.
Hanna added: “President Assad is a distinct Arab national person and history will record the name of this great leader who worked to foil the conspiracy against the State of Syria with the Arab Syrian Army and all the sons of the Syrian people… President Assad is not a murderer or a butcher as some say and circulate, but he is a distinct Arab national leader.”