Alvi condemns Israeli brutalities in Gaza

President telephones Palestinian counterpart to express solidarity

Our Correspondent November 10, 2023
President Dr Arif Alvi speaking to the President of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, over telephone on Friday, November 10, 2023. PHOTO: PRESIDENCY


President Dr Arif Alvi conveyed to his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas the heartfelt sympathies and grief on behalf of the people and government of Pakistan over the atrocities being committed by Israel against people of Palestine for over seven decades, the President’s Office said on Friday.

According to a statement, Alvi telephoned Abbas and deplored that what was happening in the Gaza was very painful and the entire Pakistani nation was deeply saddened by the brutalities and reign of terror unleashed the Israeli security forces.

Also read: Pakistan urges UNSC to restore peace in Gaza urgently

“The President strongly condemned the lethal bombing by Israel that even did not spare schools and hospitals and its barbaric actions resulted in killing of thousands of Palestinians, including women and children, healthcare workers, journalists and UN aid workers,” the statement said.

Also read: 'Stop genocide’ of Palestinians, Pakistan asks Israel

“The President said that the current situation in Gaza was the reaction of decades of apartheid and unjust policies of Israel. He condemned Israel for ethnic cleansing against the Muslims and pushing them out of their territories,” it added.

Alvi regretted the lack of action on the part of the international community to stop Israel from its murderous campaign against the people of Gaza. He assured the Abbas that Pakistan would continue to support settlement of Palestinian dispute in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions.

Alvi urged the international community to make efforts for urgent ceasefire, opening of unhindered humanitarian corridor to Gaza, stopping further displacement of the Palestinians from their homeland and permanent solution to the Palestinian dispute in accordance with Security Council’s resolutions.

Thanking Pakistan for supporting the Palestinian cause, Abbas said that Israel was committing genocide in Gaza. He demanded the opening of a corridor to Gaza to ensure the delivery of humanitarian assistance as there was no food, medicine and electricity.


Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ