World Leaders Condemn Israeli Regime For Massacre of Gaza Aid Seekers

16:48 - March 01, 2024
News ID: 3487382
IQNA – World leaders have expressed their outrage and condemnation after Israeli forces killed at least 112 Palestinians and wounded more than 750 others who were waiting for food aid in the besieged Gaza Strip on Thursday.


The Palestinian health ministry called the incident a "massacre" and said it was the latest Israeli crime against the civilians of Gaza, who have been under a relentless Israeli bombardment and blockade since October.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said China was "shocked" and "strongly condemned" the attack, and urged the Israeli regime to cease fire and end the fighting immediately. She also called for the protection of civilians' safety and the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza.

French President Emmanuel Macron posted on X social media platform that he strongly condemned the shootings and demanded truth, justice, and respect for international law.

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said he was "horrified" by the news of the carnage and said the deaths were "totally unacceptable". He also stressed the urgency of a ceasefire and the need for humanitarian access to Gaza.

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Several Arab and Muslim countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey, also denounced the attack, noting that the occupation regime has been targeting unarmed civilians and disregarding Palestinian blood.

Colombian President Gustavo Petro called the attack a "genocide" and said it reminded him of the Holocaust. He announced that Colombia would suspend all arms purchases from the regime and called on the world to block Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan’ani slammed the "barbaric attack" and said the supporters and silent bystanders of Israel's "mass killing and genocide of Palestinians" would be shamed as "false champions of human rights".

Meanwhile, far-right Israeli minister Itamar Ben-Gvir hailed the regime's soldiers for the massacre, saying, “We must give complete support to our heroic fighters operating in Gaza, who acted excellently against a Gazan mob that tried to harm them.”

Washington, the Israeli regime's staunch supporter, has also blocked an Algerian-drafted motion at the United Nations Security Council that would blame the regime for the mass shooting.  

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The regime launched its offensive on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian Hamas resistance group carried out Operation Al-Aqsa Flood against occupied territories in response to its escalating violations against the Palestinian people.

Since then, Israel has killed 30,228 Palestinians and injured 71,377 others in Gaza, according to the Palestinian health ministry. Israel has also imposed a complete siege on the territory, cutting off fuel, electricity, food and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there.


Source: Agencies