Pakistan, Malaysia ask world powers to press Israel to halt attacks on Gaza
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad have underscored the need for the international community to take urgent steps to halt the ongoing attacks on Gaza and facilitate a just and lasting solution based on UN resolutions and two-state vision.
During a telephonic conversation, they exchanged views on the grave situation in Palestine.
The two leaders condemned the Israeli aggression and expressed solidarity with the innocent and defenceless Palestinians.
The prime minister strongly condemned the attacks on innocent worshippers in Al-Aqsa Mosque and air strikes on Gaza.
As Israel in complete defiance to international calls for ceasefire continues to strike the Gaza with brutal military offence, 42 more Palestinians including ten children have been martyred in a single day.
At least 209 Palestinians have been martyred in Israeli air strikes and artillery bombardment during the past week.
The UN Security Council which met in New York to discuss the situation in Middle East and Israeli offensive against unarmed Palestinians made no progress in solving crisis.
According to the Associated Press, efforts by China, Norway and Tunisia to get the Security Council to issue a statement calling for the cessation of hostilities were blocked by the United States.