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Pakistan urges UN action against Israel’s war crimes in Gaza

New York, 29 November, 2023 (GNP): On the International Day of Solidarity with Palestine, Pakistan urged the United Nations to establish a special tribunal for investigating alleged war crimes by Israel and implementing an accountability mechanism regarding the situation in Gaza.

Call for International Intervention:

Ambassador Usman Iqbal Jadoon, Pakistan’s envoy, urged the United Nations to set up a specialized tribunal and accountability mechanism to investigate alleged war crimes in Gaza.

Additionally, he emphasized the critical need for deploying an international protection force to safeguard Palestinian civilians, especially women and children in Gaza and the West Bank.

Global Calls for Peace and Stability:

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed the importance of advancing towards a “two-state solution” as a collective responsibility of the global community.

Dennis Francis, President of the General Assembly, highlighted the necessity of achieving a just, lasting, and comprehensive peace for sustained security and stability in the Middle East.

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UN Security Council Deliberations:

The UN Security Council convened a meeting to address the ongoing crisis in the Middle East. UN Chief Antonio Guterres emphasized the humanitarian situation in Gaza, calling for international attention and action to alleviate civilian suffering.

International Responses:

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned that a resumption of hostilities in Gaza could have catastrophic regional implications, advocating for a negotiated ceasefire and the implementation of a two-state solution.

Riyad Al-Maliki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Palestine, urged a transition from a truce to a lasting ceasefire to end the ongoing violence affecting civilians.

Russian Accusations of Double Standards:

Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia of Russia accused the West of displaying double standards regarding the Gaza conflict.

He highlighted the severity of the situation, emphasizing the lethal impact on civilians, particularly children.

Pressing for Humanitarian Ceasefire and Relief:

Pakistan regretted the lack of compliance by Israel with the General Assembly’s resolution calling for a humanitarian truce, cessation of hostilities, and ensuring unimpeded humanitarian aid to Gaza.

The impassioned appeals and discussions at the UN reflect the urgent need for concerted global efforts to address the root causes of unrest and safeguard the rights and safety of affected communities.