Zimmer is in Israel as part of a group of MPs touring as guest of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, who were at the Museum of David in Jerusalem when sirens went off and they were taken by security to the bomb shelter at the museum.
“I was an interesting experience and showed us what the people of Jerusalem have to go through to be safe in their own city,” Zimmer said.
Zimmer said that he and the other MPs were in the shelter for 10 – 15 minutes before they were given clearance to leave the shelter, adding they did not feel any immediate danger.
“We walked backed to our hotel after taking shelter,” Zimmer explained. “We feel very safe and secure, but there is a heightened sense of concern in the community.”
The delegation met with Canada’s representative to the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday morning for a briefing on the situation.
Zimmer says he’s hopeful that tensions will de-escalate soon.
“I look forward to the day the people of this great city can live in peace, without fear from attack,” Zimmer concluded.