Pakistan to observe 'Palestine Solidarity Day' tomorrow

Pakistan to observe 'Palestine Solidarity Day' tomorrow

But he added: "these actions alone do not appear to constitute the imminent threat to life or deadly injury which could justify the use of lethal force".

On Friday, some 15,000 Palestinian protesters started fires on the Palestinian side of the crossing, damaging gas pipelines leading to the enclave, the IDF said.

"This special session, the resolution before you, and its call for a commission of inquiry are yet again politically motivated and won't change the situation on the ground by even one iota", she said.

The Arab League also called for an worldwide investigation into the killings at an emergency meeting in Cairo on Thursday.

Foreign Minister Winston Peters this week called the deaths "highly regrettable", and Israeli ambassador Itzhak Gerberg was called into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to have the concerns of the Government conveyed to him.

The summit, called by Erdogan, whose country now assumes the rotating presidency of the OIC, is expected to address the latest killing of over 60 Palestinians, the youngest being eight months old, during mass rallies along Gaza's eastern border besides to the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

"We warn against the negative repercussions of such a risky escalation and we call for global probe to hold those responsible for this massacre accountable", Dr Gargash said.

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The Arab League foreign ministers tasked on Thursday the organization's General Secretariat with preparing a comprehensive plan to confront the USA decision or the decision of any other country to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Mohammad also cautioned against the establishment and expansion of more Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, noting that it displaced more Palestinians and was a major impediment to talks towards a two-state solution.

Pakistan has expressed full support for any move of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to highlight the plight of the Palestinians, besides deploring the UN Security Council failure to slam brutalities of Israeli forces along Gaza border. It said the aim should be to "establish the facts and circumstances" around "alleged violations and abuses including those that may amount to war crimes and to identify those responsible".

Special rallies and gatherings are being organized to express solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine and to condemn Israel's state terrorism in Gaza.

It brings together Palestinian, Israeli and global experts, as well as representatives of the diplomatic community and civil society, to discuss how a lasting settlement can be brought about.

It calls for measures to guarantee the safety of Palestinian civilians, including the deployment of "an worldwide protection mission".

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres voiced strong disapproval Thursday over the "tragic loss of lives" in the Gaza Strip after Israel killed scores of Palestinian demonstrators earlier in the week. The council session would only serve to "empower Hamas and reward its terror strategy and its use of civilians as human shields to advance its terror activities against the citizens of Israel".

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