Qatar Warns Of Israel’s Persistence In Blockading Gaza

Photo: PIC
Photo: PIC

New York, 18 Rabi’ul Akhir1437/28 January 2016 (MINA) – Qatar has warned of Israel’s persistence in blockading the Gaza Strip, expanding its settlements, and Judaizing the holy sites in Jerusalem, and committing many violations against the Palestinians and their land.

Qatar demanded the UN Security Council to compel Israel to respect the international law, to express its rejection clearly of all Israeli illegal practices, and to necessarily take all measures to stop such violations, and provide the Palestinian people with international protection, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

This came in a statement read on Wednesday by ambassador Alya Al Thani, Qatar’s permanent representative to the UN, during a session held by the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East and Palestine.

Qatar expressed its deep concern that Israel’s ongoing violations would escalate the tension in Palestine and undermine any chance for a peaceful solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The statement underlined that Qatar had spared no effort to achieve peace and stability in the region and employed its different capabilities to provide humanitarian assistance for the Palestinians and deal with the impacts of Israel’s aggression and blockade in Gaza.

The statement also highlighted the projects which Qatar had accomplished in Gaza, including the hospital of Sheikh Hamed, hundreds of housing units, and roads.

Qatar urged the Security Council to assume its responsibilities towards achieving a just and sustainable peace in the Middle East and work on ending Israel’s occupation of all Arab lands and restoring the Palestinian people’s rights.(T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)