Libyan Parliament Condemns Israeli Violence against Palestinians

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On Saturday, members of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) condemned Israeli aggression on Palestinian civilians and its blatant abuse of religious sites in East Jerusalem.

In a statement, the HoR members denounced the continued encroachment of Zionist settlers on the inherent rights of the Palestinian people in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, in addition to the deadly Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

They also strongly criticized Arab and Islamic countries for failing to show support for the Palestinian people stationed in the occupied territories, saying that such failure to condemn Israel in the United Nations gives it the green light to commit more crimes.

The Libyan lawmakers called on the Government of National Unity (GNU) and the Presidential Council officials to hold talks with their counterparts in all Arab and Islamic countries to take a joint stance to stop the Israeli brutal aggression on the Palestinian people.

They also urged the international community to take urgent action to stop the escalation of violence against Palestinians in Jerusalem and provide the necessary protection for them and uphold their right to worship freely and safely.

The Palestinian holy city has witnessed tensions during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, with sporadic unrest and the possibility of evictions of Palestinians from homes in East Jerusalem claimed by Jewish settlers in a court case adding fuel to the fire.