- Pakistan reaffirms unwavering support to the Palestinian cause.
- Islamabad urges world powers to ensure protection of human rights.
- We also reiterate our call for an independent Palestinian state, says the FO.
Pakistan has slammed Israel for carrying out raids and airstrikes in the occupied Palestinian territory city of Jenin, which killed at least 10 people and injured dozens.
The Foreign Office said, “Pakistan condemns in the strongest terms the raids and airstrikes carried out by the Israeli occupation forces since yesterday in Jenin, the occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank, in which 10 Palestinians were killed and nearly 50 others were injured.” Went.” in a statement on Tuesday.
The FO said that “the latest incident of violence by the occupying power against the people of occupied Palestine must end immediately”.
Islamabad called on the international community to play its role in “stopping these brutal and illegal actions of the Israeli occupation forces and ensuring the protection of the human rights of the Palestinian people”.
Pakistan reaffirmed its strong and unwavering support for the legitimate struggle of the Palestinian people for the full realization of their rights and freedoms – including the right to self-determination.
“We reiterate our call for a viable, independent and contiguous Palestinian state with pre-1967 borders and al-Quds al-Sharif as its capital, in accordance with relevant UN and OIC resolutions,” the statement said.
The Jenin raid, launched early Monday under the hard-right government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has involved hundreds of soldiers as well as drone strikes and army bulldozers that have pounded roads and crushed cars.
“In the last five years, this is the worst raid,” said Qassim Benighadar, a morgue nurse at a local hospital.
Netanyahu said the Israeli army was “destroying command centers and seizing a lot of weapons” in the overcrowded Jenin camp.
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry termed the escalation an “open war against the people of Jenin”.