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World reactions continue to pour in post Gaza killings

Wednesday 16/May/2018 - 10:14 AM
Sada El Balad
International reactions voicing concern over Israeli actions on Gazan protesters that left 60 dead continued to pour in from all over the world on Tuesday، with one of the strongest condemnations coming out from the African Union.

In a statement، African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said the “disproportionate use of force by the Israeli army” resulted in the killing of over 50 Palestinian demonstrators، while many more were wounded. Anadolu agency said

“The relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem can only further heighten tensions in the region and complicate the search for a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict،” Mahamat said.

The pan African body reiterated its solidarity with the Palestinian people in “their legitimate quest for an independent and sovereign state with East Jerusalem as its capital”.

Mahamat called on the international community to search for a lasting two-state solution.

Earlier، Nigeria’s leading Muslim rights group blamed the U.S. for the Israeli violence on Gazans.

"The development and the resultant killings are condemnable، atrocious tyrannical and dictatorial. This is an atrocity being carried out by a conscience-less superpower [U.S.]،” Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) coordinator Ishaq Akintola told Anadolu Agency Monday night.

Meanwhile، Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop urged Israel to be “proportionate in its response and refrain from excessive use of force”; it also expressed its deep regret and sadness over the loss of life and injury during the protests in Gaza.

Bishop added: “The Australian government is committed to a future where Israel and a Palestinian state exist side-by-side in peace and security، within internationally recognized borders.”

Moscow again expressed concern over the situation.
Edited by rehab sayed

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