Unending Violence in the Israel-Palestine conflict has brought renewed attention to the Palestinian-inhabited territories, including the Gaza Strip, West Bank and Jerusalem.
Considered key to any future peace plan, Jerusalem, the capital city for Israelis and Palestinians, has been ruled by many empires and nations over its 4,000-year.
Due to Malaysia’s support towards Palestine in its ongoing conflict with Israel, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has revealed that he had received many attacks and criticism from the international community.
Anwar said that during his speech at the Axiata Arena Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Tuesday (Oct 24) night, but adding that he would not be cowed by it and that Malaysia would never waver from its support for Palestinians.
At least 400 people were killed on Sunday in Israel’s airstrikes on Gaza, making it one of the deadliest days in this round of large-scale Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
French President Emmanuel Macron was on Tuesday set to become the first Western leader to visit both Israel’s premier and the Palestinian president, more than two weeks into the brutal Gaza conflict that has claimed thousands of lives.
Leaders of US, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Canada released a joint statement backing Israel’s right to defend itself and urging the IDF to adhere to international law and avoid civilian casualties.
The leaders committed to close diplomatic coordination, including with key partners in the region, to prevent the conflict from spreading, preserve stability in the Middle East and called for the immediate release of all remaining captives.
They welcomed the announcement of the first humanitarian convoys to reach Palestinians in need in Gaza and committed to continue coordinating with partners in the region to safe access to food, water, medical care, and other assistance required to meet humanitarian needs.