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Palestine: Presidency demands immediate stop of attack on Gaza

Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike on Palestinian Halife family's building in Gaza City, Gaza on August 6, 2022. [Mustafa Hassona - Anadolu Agency]
Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike on Palestinian Halife family's building in Gaza City, Gaza on August 6, 2022. [Mustafa Hassona - Anadolu Agency]

The Palestinian presidency condemned Israel's aggression against the Gaza Strip on Friday and demanded its immediate cessation, holding the occupying forces responsible for the dangerous escalation.

In a statement, the presidency called on the international community to force Israel to:"Stop its aggression against our people everywhere, specifically in Gaza, and to provide them with international protection."

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