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Malaysia expresses 'solidarity' with Palestinians

Kaula Lumpur demands urgent UN Security Council session to end clashes

Anadolu staff  | 08.10.2023 - Update : 09.10.2023
Malaysia expresses 'solidarity' with Palestinians


Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on Sunday said the international community continues to take one-sided actions regarding all forms of cruelty and oppression against the Palestinian people.

“The confiscation of land and property belonging to the Palestinian people is done relentlessly by the Zionists. As a result of this injustice, hundreds of innocent lives were sacrificed,” Anwar said in a post on X.

“Malaysia remains in solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people," he maintained.

In a separate statement, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry said that Kaula Lumpur is concerned over the loss of so many lives due to clashes in and around the Gaza Strip.

At this critical time, further loss of lives, suffering, and destruction should stop and the conflicting parties must exercise restraint and deescalate, it added

Kaula Lumpur called upon the UN Security Council to "urgently convene an emergency session to demand all parties stop the violence as well as respect and protect the lives of innocent civilians."

Hamas launched Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on Saturday and said the surprise attack was in response to the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and increased settler violence. It said it fired rockets and captured many Israelis.

In turn, the Israeli army initiated Operation Swords of Iron against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

About 750 Israelis have been missing since fighting broke out on Saturday morning, local media reported early Sunday.

At least 313 Palestinians have been killed and nearly 2,000 others injured in the attacks, according to medical sources in Gaza, while the Israeli death toll climbed to 600.

More than 3,000 rockets have been launched by Hamas toward Israel since Saturday morning, according to the Israeli army.

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