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KANO, Nigeria: A vendor sells bags of rat poison in northern Nigeria’s largest city of Kano. —AFP
KANO, Nigeria: A vendor sells bags of rat poison in northern Nigeria’s largest city of Kano. —AFP

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NEWYORK: Kuwait on Sunday reiterated its call for the international community to bear responsibility for the scale of atrocities committed on Palestinians due to Zionist entity’s relentless bombardments in Gaza. This came during the Kuwait’s UN permanent delegation’s discourse, voiced by the diplomatic attache Shaye Abu Shaiba ahead of the 4th committee of the General Assembly.

Abu Shaiba assured that the Palestinian issue continues to be the major case that hurts the Arab and Islamic world, expressing regret that such a humanitarian catastrophe could trigger a serious migration crisis. These conditions will require full support of the UN in providing relief and aid for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), stressing the need to grasp and adhere to the original and inalienable rights of Palestinian refugees to enable a return to their land in accordance with relevant international resolutions.

He also reiterated Kuwait’s condemnation of the occupying Zionist entity forces’ killing of 72 UNRWA humanitarian workers in Gaza in flagrant violation of Resolution No 2286 of the Security Council, aimed to protect humanitarian activists.

He pointed out that it is the international community’s duty to safeguard all aid workers and prevent any threats on the UNRWA convoys. The diplomatic attache furthermore warned that Palestinians are facing a genocide by occupying forces while the world witnesses with impunity such strikes and raids resulting in the deaths of innocent people.

Abu Shaiba opposed the continuation of such inhuman actions calling for the urgent need to remove any blockades structured to halt aid and food supplies from reaching the besieged. Kuwait’s stance is firm with the Palestinian cause, he added, and the need to obtain their legitimate right for an independent state with Al-Quds as the capital under the frameworks of justice and comprehensive peace, as a strategic option in accordance with relevant international references and resolutions to better tackle the Arab peace initiative.

Meanwhile, the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Jasem Al-Budaiwi strongly condemned, on Sunday the dangerous remarks made by an Zionist entity’s occupation force minister regarding dropping a nuclear bomb on Gaza. In a statement issued by GCC’s General Secretariat, Al-Budaiwi said that the dangerous remarks are a blatant call for genocide.

Al-Budaiwi added that these statements confirm the extremism and brutality of the Zionist entity against the Palestinian people, its serious and continuing violations against people in Gaza Strip, and its disregard for the lives of innocent people. Al-Budaiwi called for the Zionist entity to be held accountable for this reckless threat, which confirms the Zionist entity’s intention to continue attacks in violation of all international conventions, customs and laws. — KUNA

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