Nov 21, 2023 12:26 UTC
  •  Israel seeks to ‘liquidate’ Palestinian issue by massacre in Gaza: Syrian envoy

Israel aims to eradicate the Palestinian issue by carrying out massacres in the Gaza Strip, the Syrian deputy permanent representative to the United Nations said as the Tel Aviv regime’s war on the besieged enclave has been raging on for more than six weeks now.

Speaking at a UN General Assembly informal meeting on the humanitarian situation of the Gaza Strip in New York, al-Hakam Dandi slammed Israel’s Western allies for turning a blind eye to its crimes against the civilians in Gaza, Syria’s official news agency, SANA reported on Monday.

“Through its brutal war on the Palestinian people, which enjoys Western support, Israel seeks to liquidate the Palestinian cause by committing massacres and genocide,” Dandi said.

“The Syrian Arab Republic, condemns in the strongest terms the continuing barbaric aggression of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people, also denounces the cover-up by some Western countries for the indiscriminate bombing and killing of civilians,” he added.

Dandi also slammed the West for supporting the Israeli regime for its “brazen” refusal to comply with the recently adopted resolutions by the Security Council and General Assembly calling for a ceasefire.

The Syrian envoy added that the escalation of Israel’s “barbaric” crimes against the Palestinians, especially in the Gaza Strip, comes as part of an ongoing series of aggression to displace them and change the demographic character across the occupied Palestinian territories.

He reiterated that Syria will stand by the Palestinian people in their struggle to liberate the occupied land and establish their independent, sovereign state with al-Quds as its capital.