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Israel Last Actions in Gaza In a speech before the United Nations Human Rights Council in a special session today, the Turkish Foreign Minister said that the occupied Palestinian territories amount to “crimes against humanity”, Anadolu Agency Reports.

During the session on the deteriorating human rights situation in occupied Palestine, including East Jerusalem, Mevlut Cavusoglu said, “Israel’s attacks on Palestinian civilians amount to crimes against humanity, and there is no justification for such aggression.”

Stressing that the recent “heartbreaking” scenes in Palestine were the result of Israeli provocations in the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem, Cavusoglu said that this was part of a “systematic campaign of ethnic, religious and cultural cleansing.” . “

In the session, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation called for a special investigation into possible crimes committed during the recent period 11 days of bombing That started on May 10.

Cavusoglu added that there is no justification for the “inhuman blockade” on the Gaza Strip, stressing that this “collective punishment” must be lifted immediately.

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The foreign minister said that the international community has a responsibility to protect the Palestinians. “We must find effective tools to end Israel’s impunity.”

And he stressed, “Let’s be realistic: unless we address the root causes of the conflict, the suffering of the Palestinians will continue.”

Çavuşolu said that the plight of the Palestinians could not end unless the illegal occupation ended and they had their own state.

“The Human Rights Council has an important role to play in all these areas,” Cavusoglu said. “No more words. We need action, and we need it now.”

During the same session, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said: “This council must work to correct the mistake.

“This council must guarantee the fulfillment of the basic rights of the Palestinians – the right to life and the right to self-determination. This council must hold the aggressor accountable through an international investigation.”

No human rights in Gaza – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

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