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Kuwait calls on int'l community to support ceasefire truce in Gaza
July 24, 2014, 8:50 am
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Kuwaiti charge d'affaires in the UN Abdulaziz Al-Ajmi

Kuwait, on behalf of the Arab group, Wednesday condemned vehemently the Israeli military aggression against unarmed Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, calling on the international community to shoulder responsibility by taking "positive steps" to compel Israel to stop immediately its aggression on the Gaza Strip.

In his speech at the United Nations about the situation in the Middle East and the Palestinian issue, Kuwaiti charge d'affaires in the UN Abdulaziz Al-Ajmi said that the Arab group condemned strongly blatant and brutal Israeli aggression against unarmed civilians in the Gaza Strip. He added that Israel violates all international and humanitarian laws as it escalates its brutal military operations there.

He said the meeting recalled the tragic events committed by Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip in 2008, which are still engraved in memory.

He added the death toll of Israeli attacks on Palestinians in the strip rose to 600, most of whom are women, children. At least 3,600 others were injured.

He said the massacre of Shagaia is considered a war crime, adding the situation there is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster, while Israel has been continuing its escalation in the strip and ignoring all peace initiatives.

He said that the Arab group calls on the international community, represented in the UN Security Council, to condemn the exercises of Israeli occupation authorities against unarmed Palestinians and their properties which are a breach of all international treaties and conventions.

The Kuwaiti diplomat also called on the international community to support the Egyptian initiative for an urgent and immediate ceasefire, asking all concerned parties to accept and back it.

He called for releasing all Palestinians who are detained in Israeli jails with no condition.

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