Sudan condemns Israeli air strikes on Gaza 2008-12-28 04:42:15   Print

Special report: Palestine-Israel Relations         

    KHARTOUM, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- Sudan on Saturday strongly condemned Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip, urging the Jewish state to immediately stop the aggressions.

    In a statement, the Sudanese government asked the Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference to hold urgent meetings on the levels of foreign ministers and heads of state to discuss the Israeli aggressions on Palestine.

    It also called on the UN Security Council and the world society to shoulder their responsibility and exert pressures on Israel to stop the aggressions and lift its blockade against the Palestinian people.

    The ruling Sudanese National Congress Party led by President Omer al-Bashir also issued a statement, denouncing that the Israeli aggressions using the American weapons has demonstrated the savagery and barbarianism of the military mechanism of Israel.

    It called on the international community, specially the Arab and Islamic world and their governments to stand on the side of the Palestinian people to confront the Israeli aggressions and to provide them with material and moral supports.

    Israel launched air strikes against the Gaza Strip from 11:30 a.m. local time (0930 GMT), hitting more than 30 targets, most of them security compounds run by the Islamic Hamas movement.

    At least 200 Palestinians were killed and 750 others wounded in a series of rapid and intensive Israeli air strikes, Palestinian officials said.

Editor: Sun
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