Sudan's president calls for united Arab stand against Israeli aggressions on Gaza 2008-12-28 04:42:15   Print

Special report: Palestine-Israel Relations         

    KHARTOUM, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir here Saturday called for a united Arab stand against the ongoing Israeli aggressions on the Gaza Strip.

    In an interview with the Qatari al-Jazeera television, al-Bashir also called for an urgent Arab summit meeting, hoping that strong statements would come out of the meeting to condemn the Israeli action.

    The Arab countries which was normalizing their ties with Israel must stop the process, said the Sudanese president, terming it as "Israel attempts to split the Arab and Palestinian parties."

    Al-Bashir also urged the Arab countries to review their relations with the United States.

    Also on Saturday, the Sudanese government issued a statement to strongly condemned Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip, urging the Jewish state to immediately stop the aggressions.

    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.

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

Editor: Sun
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