Today News Online Service
New Delhi, May 14
The Congress on Friday urged UN Security Council to intervene in the Israel-Palestinian conflict calling upon both sides to immediately cease hostilities.
“Congress party urges for immediate cessation of hostilities by both Israel and Hamas and calls for urgent intervention of the UN Security council to restore peace. The issue is both moral and humanitarian. India as a member of the UNSC should proactively work to achieve this objective,” Congress leader Anand Sharma said in a statement.
He said the violence in East Jerusalem, Gaza and Israel, coinciding with the holy festival of Eid is distressing and a matter of grave concern for the world.
“People of Palestine have a right to live with dignity in a secure environment.
That equally is the right of all the people of Israel. Palestinian people’s right to pray at Al Asqa mosque without any restriction must always be respected and not violated. The orchestrated incidents in Jerusalem were outrageous and triggered tensions and violence,” Sharma said.
He said the escalation of conflict, air attacks on Gaza and the rocket attacks by Hamas have resulted in tragic loss of innocent human lives especially the children and elderly and also injuries to many civilians.
The aggravated destruction of public property and infrastructure has caused hardships and disruption, Sharma said.