16 November 2012

Tunisia: Government Condemns Heinous and Repeated Attacks On Gaza

Tunis — The Government, Friday, condemned "the heinous and repeated attacks on Gaza" and announced its decision to send a high-level ministerial delegation in the region to reiterate Tunisia's unconditional solidarity with the brave Palestinian people and its categorical rejection of the barbaric attacks they face.

Composed of Minister of Human Rights and Transitional Justice, Minister of State Property and Land Affairs, Chief of Staff of the Caretaker President and representatives of the Presidency of the Republic and the Prime Ministry, this delegation will be led by Foreign Affairs Minister Rafik Abdessalem, reads a press statement released after the Cabinet meeting held Friday at the Government Palace in Kasbah.

Facing the Israeli hostilities against the Palestinian people, the Government urged the Arab League to take practical and urgent measures to put an end to the Israeli aggression against Gaza and called for an emergency meeting of the Security Council.

In the same statement, the Cabinet meeting urged the international public opinion to uphold its responsibility with regard to the heinous crime committed by the Israeli military against Palestinian civilians in a blatant violation of international charters and conventions.

It also stressed the need to stop using the lives of innocent people for electoral and narrow political purposes and abuse the Palestinian cause.

The Government also decided to send medicines and humanitarian relief to Gaza.

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