United Nations Security Council has condemned the killings of Palestinians in Gaza during a peaceful protest against shifting of US Embassy from Tel-Aviv to East Jerusalem.
In an emergency meeting, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Taye-Brook Zerihoun, called for an investigation and accountability of perpetrators.
According to Palestinian Health Ministry 58 protesters were killed and 2,700 injured due to straight gunfire, tear gas or other means by Israeli forces.
Meanwhile, Palestanians are observing Nakba Day today (Tuesday) in which 750,000 Palestinians were driven out of their homes in 1948 and forced to live in refugee camps.
OIC strongly condemns Israeli aggression against Palestinian civilians
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has strongly condemned the Israeli aggression against Palestinian civilians, which led to the martyrdom of more than 52 and the injuries to about 2,000 people during peaceful protests.
In a statement, the Secretary General of the Organization, Dr Yousef Al-Othaimeen held Israeli occupation forces fully responsible for the crimes.
He called upon the international community, particularly the UN Security Council, to intervene to put an immediate end to this aggression.
The OIC Secretary General also stressed the need for the international community to play its role towards finding a political solution to the Palestine issue in accordance with international law, resolutions of world bodies and the Arab Peace Initiative.
Meanwhile, the Middle East countries as well as UK and EU have condemned Israel’s violence against Palestinian protests.
The South African government, while condemning the violence in the strongest possible terms, has recalled its ambassador to Israel.
China concerned about violent clashes in Gaza Strip
China is seriously concerned about the violent clashes in the Gaza Strip and has called on both Israel and Palestine to exercise restraint.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Lu Kang at a daily news briefing in Beijing today said that China is seriously concerned about the confrontations that caused mass casualties and opposes violent action targeting civilians.
He said we have called on both Israel and Palestine, especially the Israeli side, to keep restraint to avoid further escalation of tensions.
Amnesty International terms attacks on Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces willful killings committing war crimes
Amnesty International has termed the attacks on Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces are willful killings committing war crimes.
Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa of the human rights watchdog, Philip Luther said this is another horrific example of the Israeli military using excessive force and live ammunition in a totally deplorable way and a violation of international standards.
Source: Radio Pakistan