Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Faisal Mikdad has described the continued Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip is "a global war waged by Israel backed by Western countries which claim human rights against the Palestinian people whose main concern is to defend their children, honor and rights.”
Mikdad’s remarks came during a speech delivered Monday during the Ministerial meeting of Palestine Committee affiliated to Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
He criticized the stance of the United Nations for staying silent on what is taking place in Palestine.
Mikdad said that Israel has been killing the Palestinians and destroying their houses, in addition to shelling the schools of the Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) while the U.N. keeps silent in a time when its officials defend other issues which they think that they come in line with the U.N. Charter.
Mikdad indicated that the reason behind the ongoing massacres committed by Israel against the Palestinian people in Gaza is not the result of an accident by the three settlers, but because Israeli leaders don’t want to see a Palestinian child alive and Israel doesn’t consider the Palestinians as humans and it doesn’t want them to live.
He indicated that Israel doesn’t want peace, but wants the land of Arabs and to impose its hegemony on the region to put its people in the service of the Zionist and Western goals.
Mikdad confirmed Syria’s stance in support of the Palestinian cause, which is the main cause of the Syrian people as Syria has built its economy, policy and stances on what it believes that would serve its central cause.
He expressed appreciation for the South American leaders who recalled their ambassadors from Israel in protest against the inhuman Israeli aggression on Gaza, saying he hoped allcountries will take the same measures.
Mikdad called for prosecuting the Israeli officials before the International Criminal Court, adding that imposing financial, economic and political sanctions on Israel has become a humanitarian duty.
He hoped that these issues will be reflected in the document that will be issued by the meeting.
The participants in the Ministerial Meeting of Palestine Committee affiliated to Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) also condemned the Israeli aggression on the Palestinian people in Gaza and the use of various lethal weapons against civilians, including women and children.
The condemnation was made during the closing statement of the meeting, which was held on Monday in Tehran with the participation of Syria’s delegation headed by Mikdad.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer