Cuba Condemns New Israeli Attack against Palestine

Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Foreign Affairs Ministry strongly repudiated Tuesday the new escalation of violence by Israel in the Strip of Gaza, a place in which the repression left at least 17 dead and 1,400 injured people last Friday.

‘We express our strongest condemnation to the new criminal aggression of the Israeli Army against the Palestinian population in the Strip of Gaza,’ said a statement by Emilio Lozada, director general of Bilateral Affairs of the Cuban Foreign Ministry here Tuesday.

Lozada said it is a brutal action that constitutes a serious and flagrant violation of the Chart of the United Nations and the humanitarian international right, and sharpens the tensions in the region and makes any possibility for any effort to restart peace conversations between Israel and Palestine much farther.

‘We call once again on all states, international bodies, the United Nations Security Council and the international community as a whole to demand an immediate end to this aggression and to put an end to the expansionist and colonizing policies,’ he said, reiterating Cuba’s solidarity with the Palestinian government and people and its support for a comprehensive, fair and lasting solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Lozada reminded the position of Cuba to support a way out to the conflict that permits Palestinians to have the right to free determination and have an independent and sovereign country, with its capital in Eastern Jerusalem and the borders previous to 1967.

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