Maldives condemns attacks by Israeli forces on Palestinian civilians

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullah Shahid | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – The Government of Maldives condemns the escalating violent attacks by Israeli forces on Palestinian civilians in the occupied territory of East Jerusalem.

A statement released by the Foreign Ministry state that the forceful eviction of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah, and the attacks on unarmed Muslim worshipers during the holy month of Ramadan in the Al-Aqsa mosque complex, is a clear violation of international law and the relevant UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, and undermines all efforts to achieve stability in the region.

A lasting peace in the Middle East can only be realized through a two-state solution, with an independent and sovereign State of Palestine, based on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side-by-side with Israel, in peace and security.

The Government of Maldives reaffirmed its solidarity with the Government of the State of Palestine, and reiterates its unwavering support for the legitimate and inalienable rights of the Palestinian people.

Al Jazeera reports tha178 Palestinian protesters injured, 88 hospitalised after Israeli police dispersed worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque and elsewhere in Jerusalem after the initial