An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that Israel is escalating its barbaric aggression against the Arab Palestinian people after the Israeli government allowed gangs of settlers to abduct a Palestinian child and burn him alive.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the source said that Israel followed up this crime with a massacre in which 15 Palestinians were killed during a barbaric air raid on civilians and their properties in occupied Palestinian territories, particularly in Gaza, and by arresting hundreds of innocent Palestinians in a bloodthirsty campaign that violates Israel’s commitments as an occupying force and that infringes upon Geneva Conventions, including the Fourth Geneva Convention, as these Israeli crimes constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The source said that the Syrian Arab Republic condemns the Israeli massacres and barbaric practices against the Palestinian people, as well as the unjustified silence from the U.N. Security Council and the so-called Arab League over these massacres and practices. The source said Syria demands that the Security Council and the international community take action to stop the Israeli aggression which threatens security and peace in the region.
The statement said that while the Syrian government expresses its support for its Palestinian people and pride in their ongoing confrontation of Israeli attacks and crimes, it offers the sincerest condolences and commiserations to the families of martyrs and wounded people. The statement said that Syria is committed to the cause of the people in the occupied lands in Palestine and Golan, despite the difficult circumstances caused by the aggression and terrorism affecting it at the hands of western circles and Israel and their pawns in Syria in the region, who are also enemies of the Palestinian people and their just struggle to establish an independent state on their land with Jerusalem as its capital.
Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Faisal Mikdad reiterated Syria’s support for the Palestinian people in their heroic steadfastness in the face of the Zionist aggression against them.
The remarks came during his meeting on Tuesday with a delegation from the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), headed by Ahmed Majdalani, member of the Executive Committee at the PLO.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer