Syria calls for prosecution of Israel for war crimes in Gaza

Syria calls for prosecution of Israel for war crimes in Gaza
Mon Aug 4, 2014 16:31:49

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Miqdad has called for the prosecution of Israeli authorities for committing war crimes in the nearly one-month Israeli terror campaign on the Gaza Strip which has claimed more than one thousand and eight hundred lives.

In an address to a foreign ministerial meeting of the Palestine Committee of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran on Monday, Miqdad said the Tel Aviv regime is committing genocide against humanity in Gaza and the leaders of the regime must be put on trial in an international court.
Miqdad said countries which support Palestinians must go beyond merely condemning Tel Aviv's criminal acts.

The Syrian official further called on the United Nations to shoulder its responsibility to stop Israel’s onslaught against Palestinians.

Stating that the issue of Palestine is not unrelated to the conflict in Syria, Miqdad said the Syrian people like Palestinians consider the Israeli regime as a threat.

He described the issue of Palestine as the major source of concern for the Syrian people and government as well as the Muslim world.

He said that resistance by Palestinians is the only way to counter the Israeli atrocities.

Over 1,820 Palestinians have so far been killed and some 9,400 others injured since the Israeli military first launched its offensive against the Gaza Strip on July 8.

The Israeli military says three Israeli civilians and 64 soldiers have been killed in the conflict, but Palestinian resistance movement Hamas puts the fatalities at more than 150.


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