Malaysia condemns continued atrocities, disregard for healthcare facilities in Gaza

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A handout photo released by the Israeli army shows Israeli soldiers patrolling the streets of the West Bank city of Jenin 29 May 2003. AFP PHOTO/IDF-HO (Photo by IDF / AFP)

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia unequivocally condemns the continued atrocities by the Israel Occupation Forces (IOF) in Gaza after the end of the humanitarian pause on 1st December 2023.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, Israel’s recent order for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to remove its supplies from the medical warehouse in southern Gaza within 24 hours as the regime continues its offensive ground operations is blatantly inhumane and violates international law.

“Threatening a UN body, especially one that provides crucial life-saving aid to victims of the conflict, is neither acceptable nor defensible.

“Such irresponsible action not only violates the human rights of the Palestinians, including their right to health and right to life, but also jeopardises efforts towards achieving a peaceful solution to the ongoing crisis,” the ministry said in a statement here Wednesday.

The statement highlighted that failure of the international community to speak up or act against certain perpetrators of criminality who continues to enjoy immunity under the pretext of self-defence is a clear sign of double standards.

“It further corrodes trust in the multilateral system and long-held principles of international law. The international community must come together and act resolutely in demanding the perpetrators to halt this madness, respect and support the mandates of international organisations, and uphold the sanctity of humanity.

“Only then will progress be achieved to realise the vision of an independent and sovereign Palestine state, based on the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its Capital,” the statement reiterated. –Malaysia World News

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