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Pakistan condemns Israeli air strikes in Gaza

Islamabad, November 16, 2012 (PPI-OT): Pakistan has consistently extended unequivocal and unreserved support to the Palestinian cause. Pakistan believes that unless the Palestinian problem is resolved, peace in the Middle East will remain elusive. We support the quest of the state of Palestine for membership of the United Nations and we believe that Palestine cannot be denied this right anymore.

Pakistan strongly condemns Israeli air attacks in Gaza that have targeted not only the Hamas leadership but also innocent civilians. Israeli threats of a ground offensive against Gaza are even more disturbing. We are also deeply concerned that an escalation in the violence could lead to a spreading of the conflict to engulf the region.

Pakistan considers the Israeli action as a grave violation of international law and all humanitarian norms. We call upon the international community to come together to stop the Israeli aggression forthwith and to work in unison for a peaceful resolution of this festering issue.

For more information, contact:
Syed Haider Ali Jafri
Personal Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 921 0335 and 9056604

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