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Violence in Gaza a result of Israeli unabated repression, says COAS Munir

Expresses condolences with the Palestine’s Ambassador to Pakistan
Photo - ISPR
Photo - ISPR

Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir on Tuesday met the Ambassador of Palestine to Pakistan, Ahmad Jawad Rabei at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

COAS Munir expressed condolences on the loss of Palestinian lives in the ongoing war in Gaza, Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement.

He expressed grave concern over unabated violence and willful, indiscriminate killing of innocent civilians by the Israeli Defence Forces in the war.

“Incessant attacks on the civilian population, schools, universities, aid workers, hospitals and the forced exodus of Palestinians from Gaza are manifest crimes against humanity,” COAS Munir said.

He reiterated the call for an immediate cessation of hostilities, opening of a humanitarian corridor to Gaza, protection of civilians and adherence to International Humanitarian Law.

COAS Munir also reiterated Pakistan’s principled support for an independent, viable and contiguous state of Palestine established on the basis of pre-1967 borders with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.

Pakistan believes that the fresh spate of violence in Gaza is the result of unabated repression, continued human rights violations and state-sponsored sacrilege of Al Aqsa mosque, said, adding: “Conflating this war with terrorism would be naïve; taking a narrow and self-serving view of the issue as an isolated attack, obscures brutal oppression spanning decades that has led to this outcome.”

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