May 26, 2024

Palestinians search for casualties at the site of Israeli strikes on houses in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, October 31, 2023. (Reuters)

Moon Desk: The Muslim World League condemned on Tuesday the Israeli army’s attack on the Jabalia camp in the besieged Gaza Strip, which killed several people.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the MWL, said in a statement that the organization “denounced this grave escalation that led to the death of several innocent civilians.”

He also “calls on the international community to uphold its duty to protect civilians from such egregious collective punishment, which stands as a flagrant violation of international laws and norms.”

Al-Issa said there should be “an immediate halt of these acts of mass destruction, which shake every unwavering conscience.”

On Tuesday, a deadly Israeli bombing of Gaza’s largest refugee camp killed dozens of people, including women and children.

Israel’s army reportedly said it had targeted a Hamas tunnel complex under the densely populated Jabalia camp, and claimed it also killed a senior Hamas commander, who it believes was involved in the militant group’s Oct. 7 attacks.

Saudi Arabia has condemned Israel’s airstrike on the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, which resulted in the death of at least 50 people and left more than 100 civilians injured.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement expressing the Kingdom’s total rejection of Israel’s relentless and inhumane targeting of densely populated civilian areas, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The statement also denounced Israel’s consistent violation of international humanitarian law.

The Kingdom highlighted the international community’s failure to exert pressure on Israel to agree to a ceasefire, in line with the UN’s General Assembly resolution passed last Friday with an overwhelming majority.

Saudi Arabia added that the dire humanitarian situation, stemming from the ongoing escalation of violence in Gaza, was inexcusable.

It stressed the pressing need to halt bloodshed, ensure the safety of civilians, and cease military operations without any further delay or obstruction.

The Kingdom warned that any failure to promptly adhere to these measures would inevitably lead to a humanitarian disaster, and both the Israeli occupation and the international community would be held accountable.

The Makkah-based Muslim World league also condemned the targeting of the camp.

Secretary-General Sheikh Mohammed Al-Issa denounced in a statement this “serious escalation,” calling on the international community to assumes its responsibilities towards protecting civilians.

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