NAM urges UN to stop Israeli assault on Gaza

NAM urges UN to stop Israeli assault on Gaza
Tue Aug 5, 2014 10:01:53

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has called on the United Nations to take effective measures to halt Israeli attacks on civilians in the Gaza Strip.

The participants in the ministerial meeting of the Palestine Committee of NAM also condemned not only the Israeli attacks on the besieged enclave  but also denounced the silence of the international community and organizations, on top of the list the United Nations, on the atrocities committed by the Tel Aviv regime in the blockaded area.

The foreign ministerial meeting opened in the Iranian capital Tehran on Monday to discuss ways to stop the relentless Israeli onslaught against the Gaza Strip. The day-long event kicked off with an opening speech by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, whose country holds NAM’s rotating presidency, has invited the 13 members of the committee, namely Palestine, Algeria, Egypt, Senegal, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Colombia and Cuba to participate in the meeting.

“Inaction and the passive attitude of the international community, especially the United Nations Security Council, in pressuring Israel to stop its inhumane crimes has further emboldened the Zionist regime [of Israel],” President Rouhani said.

The Iranian foreign minister also said the crimes committed by the Israeli regime in the blockaded enclave should be pursued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

"Aside from the fact that the Israeli's war crimes have to be pursued by the ICC, the participants have proposed that we call an emergency UN general assembly if the Security Council continues to turn a blind eye to the situation," Zarif said.

The Tel Aviv regime has been pounding numerous sites inside the besieged Gaza Strip and killing innocent residents of the impoverished Palestinian enclave since July 8.

The air, sea and land strikes have so far killed more than 1,865 Palestinians and injured over 9,500 others.


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