The Iraqi Foreign Ministry yesterday called for the activation of international resolutions to prevent the “brutal crimes” committed by Israeli forces against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.
“The Palestinian people in Gaza are subjected to a vicious attack by the Zionist entity. This attack caused dozens of martyrs, hundreds of wounded and terrified hundreds of thousands of civilians in the Gaza Strip,” foreign ministry spokesman Ahmad Mahjoub said in a statement.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, condemning these atrocities, calls on decision-makers in the Arab and Muslim world and the international community to move quickly to activate the relevant international resolutions to prevent these crimes and not only statements and meetings.”
Israel has bombed scores of targets in the Gaza Strip this week, according to a statement by its army spokesman, Avichai Adrei.
More than 120 Palestinians have been killed as a result of Israel’s use of live ammunition and tear gas against unarmed protesters near the Gaza-Israel border fence over a period of six weeks. Palestinians had been taking part in the Great March of Return calling for their right to return to their ancestral homes, and end to the 12-year siege of the Gaza strip and protesting against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.