Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday July 9m 2014 said in a statement that Israeli atrocities against innocent Palestinians were unacceptable and violation of all human rights. The Prime Minister reiterated Pakistan’s support to the people of Palestine in their right to have an independent state.
Nawaz Sharif said in the statement, “Israeli Government has always used brutal force against unarmed Palestinians which amounts to war crime.”
The Prime Minister further added that the people of Pakistan are with the people of Gaza and will support their right to have a free and independent state.
The president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, called for the “immediate suspension of attacks on Gaza.” The Israeli defense minister, Moshe Yaalon warned however that the military operation “will not end in a matter of days.” The Israel Defense Forces deployed two infantry brigades in the vicinity of the strip.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered “a long, continuous and powerful operation” in Gaza. He acknowledged that the aggression “could be prolonged ” yet time undetermined. He argues that it is directed against Hamas and will serve to stop the rocket fire against its territory.
Jordan, which signed a peace treaty with Israel, “condemns the military aggression launched by Israel in the Gaza Strip ” and called for an immediate halt. Mohamed Momani, a government spokesman has warned of “the consequences of this barbaric aggression” on Wednesday.
About 43 Palestinians including women and children have died during the past two days as the result of Israeli shelling in Gaza. More than 370 have been injured according to emergency services.