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Indonesian students condemn Israeli attacks in Gaza

Student body says Arab nations should mediate cease-fire

Umar Idris, Pizzaro Idrus   | 15.11.2019
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JAKARTA, Indonesia

An Indonesian Muslim student organization on Friday condemned this week's Israeli attacks in Gaza. 

The Action Unity of Indonesia Muslim Students (KAMMI) issued a three-pronged statement on the issue.

“First, we insist that the Israeli government stop attacks on civilians." 

Secondly, Arab nations, particularly Egypt which is Palestine's neighbor, should mediate a cease-fire.

"[Thirdly] we call on the people of Indonesia to participate in praying and supporting the people of Gaza by donations through trustworthy NGOs," it concluded.

Two days of Israeli violence left 32 people dead and 111 injured. The casualties included women and children.

The situation escalated in Gaza early Tuesday after an Israeli airstrike killed Bahaa Abu al-Atta, a senior military commander of Islamic Jihad, and his wife Asmaa.

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