Malaysia condemns Israel’s 'barbaric' attacks on Palestinians on first day of Hari Raya

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia condemns Israel’s targeted "barbaric" attacks on Palestinians following an airstrike on a refugee camp on the first day of Hari Raya on Wednesday (April 10), says Wisma Putra.

Three sons of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh along with a number of the leader’s grandchildren were reportedly killed in the attack after the car they were driving in was bombed at the Shati refugee camp in Northern Gaza.

"The barbaric and senseless acts of the Israeli regime clearly exhibit their abhorrence and culture of impunity, going against every principle of humanity, peace and compassion that this holy occasion symbolises.

“Our hearts go out to the affected families as Malaysia stands firm against these acts of state-sponsored terrorism and genocide,” the Foreign Ministry said in a press release on Wednesday (April 11).

The ministry noted that such continued aggression by Israeli forces, despite the holy occasion, would severely hurt the potential possibilities of a much-needed ceasefire and peaceful settlement of the conflict.

“This action has seriously called into question its (Israel’s) intentions, if any, for such an objective,” it said.

The ministry then repeated its calls for the international community to take immediate strong action to stop further atrocities and crimes against humanity in Gaza.

“The United Nations Security Council must consider establishing an international criminal tribunal to prosecute and bring to justice those responsible for such crimes,” it added.

The attack has since drawn massive outrage among the global Muslim community with both PAS and the Malaysia Consultative Council of Islamic Organisations (Mapim) condemning the attack.

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