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Pakistan stands with Palestine against Israel’s massacre: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday said Israel continued to massacre innocent Palestinians with impunity and expressed support for the people of Palestine.

“Pakistan stands with the people of Palestine,” he said in a tweet.

Shehbaz Sharif said killing of 10 Palestinians including an elderly woman in Occupied West Bank called for the strongest condemnation.

He stressed sustainable peace in the Middle East, saying that it was linked to two-state solution.

Pakistan on Friday strongly condemned Israel’s brutal attack on the city and camp of Jenin in the State of Palestine, killing several Palestinians.

The Foreign Office in a statement called upon the international community to assume its responsibility in bringing these illegal incursions and actions by the Israeli occupation forces to a halt and ensuring adequate protection of the human rights of the Palestinian people.

“Pakistan reiterates its strong and unwavering support to the legitimate struggle of the Palestinian people for full realization of their fundamental rights including the right to self- determination,” the FO statement said.

The FO said, “The government and the people of Pakistan extended sincere heartfelt condolences to the families of victims and best wishes for full and swift recovery of the injured in this brutal attack.”

It said Pakistan renewed its call for a viable, independent and contiguous Palestinian State, with pre-1967 borders and Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital, in accordance with the relevant United Nations and OIC resolutions.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.