Arab League urges immediate end to Israeli aggression on Gaza

Arab League urges immediate end to Israeli aggression on Gaza
Mon Jul 14, 2014 17:40:25

The Arab League has urged the international community to put an end to Israeli air strikes on the besieged Gaza Strip and to protect Palestinian civilians, ahead of a foreign ministers' meeting later Monday.

The call, in a report to be submitted to the ministerial meeting, comes as Israeli airstrikes continue to target the besieged Gaza Strip for the seventh consecutive day Monday, and the Palestinian death toll rose to more than 170, with more than 2,000 wounded.

The Arab League "affirmed the necessity of urgent steps for an immediate end to the Israeli aggression on Gaza and providing protection for the Palestinians," the report said.

Israeli "air strikes on Gaza have become a matter that cannot be met with silence anymore," it said.

The pan-Arab organization "demands that the international community intervene through its legal and humanitarian institutions to protect the Palestinian people."

Despite international calls for an end to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Tel Aviv regime was hitting Gaza “with growing force” and that there was no end in sight.

The Israeli military has called up thousands of reservists for an all-out invasion of the Gaza Strip. Hamas has warned that it is prepared to hit back at Israeli forces if the Tel Aviv regime launches a ground attack against Gaza.

An Egyptian foreign ministry statement said Monday's meeting, due to begin at 1900 GMT, "is aimed at finding a solution to stop the shedding of Palestinian civilians' blood and to formulate a common Arab stance on the issue."



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