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Iraq’s Hakim Urges UN’s Decisive Stance on ‘Callous Slaughter’ of Palestinians

16 May 2018 17:15

Leader of Iraq’s National Wisdom Movement Seyed Ammar al-Hakim strongly condemned Israel for the recent killing of Palestinians near the Gaza border and called on the United Nations to adopt a decisive stance on the cold-blooded massacre.

 

In a message released on Wednesday, Hakim expressed deep concern over recent “sensitive” developments in the occupied territories and the Gaza Strip and decried the Zionist regime’s killing and injuring of hundreds of Palestinians during the Nakba Day protests on Monday.

He called on the global community and international institutions, the UN in particular, to take a decisive stance against the callous slaughter of the Palestinian people by the occupying Zionist forces.

The Iraqi official further emphasized that Palestinians are the rightful owners of the occupied territories and that they should determine their own destiny.

On Monday, tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied near Israel’s border fence to protest a blockade of their territory and the move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds (Jerusalem) that day.

The Gaza Health Ministry said nearly 60 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,700 others injured, including 1,360 by live fire. Of the wounded, 130 are in serious or critical condition.

It was the deadliest day in Gaza since a 2014 cross-border war.

US President Donald Trump announced on December 6 that his administration would begin the process of moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Quds.

After months of global outcry, the US opened its embassy in Quds in a ceremony attended by a White House delegation and Israeli regime officials on Monday.

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