The Cabinet on Tuesday condemned the savage massacres being committed by the “racist Zionist occupation” against the steadfast Palestinian people who have resolved to stay on their land.
With the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip in its eighth day, the number of Palestinian casualties has now exceeded 190, including women, children and elderly people. There are over 1,400 wounded.
The civilian death toll also apears to be on the rise, as the Israeli forces continue to bombard the Gaza Strip with airstrikes, leaving a trail of devastation, with many houses, mosques and other facilities leveled.
Prime Minister Wael Halqi said the massacres perpetrated by the Zionist are "within the same scope of the acts of terrorism practiced by the armed groups in Syria".
This is a fact, he added, inasmuch as the countries which are sponsoring and backing terrorism in Syria and the Arab region are the same which are spurring and emboldening the Israeli enemy to carry on with its “massive massacres” against the Palestinian people.
The Premier reiterated that the “organized terrorism” inflicted upon the Syrian people aims at putting down and completely eradicating the axis of resistance, including Syria, that is standing firm in the face of the Zionist-U.S. schemes and projects in the region.
The internationally-led war of terrorism in Syria, Halqi added, also aims at spreading chaos and destruction and put sticks in the wheels of the development process in the Arab world so as its potentials and resources can be easily taken over by the Zionist enemy.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer