The Embassy of the State of Palestine in Harare has condemned the killing of at least 13 Palestinians by the Israeli apartheid state in besieged Gaza.
This comes after Israel carried out a series of strikes on Gaza.
In a statement, the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Harare strongly protested Israel’s attack.
“The Embassy of the State of Palestine in Harare condemns in the strongest terms the heinous crimes committed by the Israeli apartheid occupation army against our people in the Gaza Strip.
“These crimes have led to the deaths of 12 martyrs, which include 4 children, 4 women and unarmed civilians, in addition to dozens of seriously injured people. The overnight series of Israeli airstrikes targeted several homes and residential buildings and ushered in a new aggression in the besieged Gaza Strip.
“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 against the Palestinian people,” reads the statement.
Since January, more than 100 Palestinians, at least 19 Israelis and foreigners have died in the conflict, according to reports.
“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. The Palestinian people will defend themselves by all means necessary that are permitted by international law in fighting this brutal apartheid government.
“The latest crime is a continuity of lsrael’s series of ongoing aggressions against the Palestinian people, as well as an act of war. 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 the total lack of accountability for killings of Palestinians,” it said.
The country has appealed to the international community to deal with the crisis.
“The State of Palestine calls on the international community to intervene urgently to stop the aggression against our people and hold Israel accountable for the violations and crimes that our people are subjected to.
“We therefore call on the progressive peoples, governments, and human rights organizations to condemn these heinous crimes and protect our people,” it said – HARARE