Gaza attack: International community must take Israeli regime to task over 'cruel act', says PM

A screengrab of the video conversation between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh posted on Anwar's Facebook page on Thursday (April 11).

KUALA LUMPUR: The Isreali attack on Gaza on the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri proves that the Zionist regime does not desire a ceasefire as demanded by the United Nations Security Council, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The Prime Minister said it also showed that the Israeli regime would not comply with international law and regulations.

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He said this in a Facebook post after conveying his condolences to Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on the loss of several of his family members who were killed in an air strike by the Israeli regime on Wednesday (April 10).

"Malaysia once again urges the international community to take stern action and hold Israel to task over this cruel act.

"This brazen attack by Israel wipes out any hope towards a peaceful solution based on humanitarian principles and human rights will continue to be trampled upon.

"It also needs to work towards bringing peace to Palestinians who have been consistently denied for the past 75 years,” Anwar said.

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Meanwhile, in a video of the conversation between him and Ismail, Ismail expressed his gratitude towards Malaysia’s support and solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

He described Wednesday’s air strike as a sign of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ill intentions to continue the genocide in Gaza.

"It’s a real sign about Netanyahu’s bad intentions and behaviour, (and that of the) Israeli criminal regime against our people and as we mentioned, this a real massacre and madness against our people since (the last) six months.

"Once again, we hope to stop this aggression and we appreciate and thank you for your phone call that show(ed) how much the Malaysian government and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim support(s) and feeling about (our) brothers in Palestine and Gaza,” he said through a translator. - Bernama

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