By Edward Makuzva
The Embassy of the State of Palestine in Harare has condemned the Israeli apartheid occupation army for committing heinous crimes against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
In a statement the Embassy mentioned that 12 Palestinians, including 4 children, 4 women, and unarmed civilians, were killed, and dozens were seriously injured in a series of Israeli airstrikes on homes and residential buildings in the besieged Gaza Strip.
The embassy held the Israeli government fully responsible for this aggression and warned that this dangerous escalation threatened peace in the Middle East.
“The Israeli apartheid government is exporting its domestic crises to the Palestinian arena at the expense of the rights of our people. Whenever the Israel government faces domestic difficulties, it resorts to escalation of its crimes to the Palestinian people.
“We hold the Israeli government fully and directly responsible for this aggression and its consequences as this is a dangerous escalation that threatens peace in the middle East”, rea the statement.
The embassy called on progressive peoples, governments, and human rights organizations to condemn the crimes and protect Palestinians.
“We therefore, call on the progressive peoples, governments and human rights organizations to condemn these heinous crimes and protect our people. This should not be tolerated by any progressive state. These killings are the consequence of the regular resort to lethal force by Israeli apartheid security forces against Palestinians and total lack of accountability for killings of Palestinians,” said the statement.
The embassy called on the international community to intervene urgently to stop the aggression and hold Israel accountable for the violations and crimes that Palestinians face.