Pakistan's government's official response on Israel-Palestine conflict

Pakistan's government's official response on Israel-Palestine conflict

Pakistan's Foreign Office has expressed grave concern regarding the recent escalation of tensions between Israel and the Palestinians in the Middle East.

In a statement released on Saturday, they underscore the immediate necessity for a ceasefire and a return to peaceful negotiations. The statement emphasizes Pakistan's consistent stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict, advocating for a two-state solution as the key to lasting peace in the region.

The foreign office highlights the importance of finding a just, comprehensive, and enduring solution based on international law and relevant United Nations and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) resolutions.

Pakistan maintains that a viable, sovereign, and contiguous State of Palestine should be established along pre-1967 borders, with Al Quds Al-Sharif (Jerusalem) as its capital, aligning with international community efforts to resolve the long-standing conflict.

The statement further calls upon the global community to unite in supporting the cessation of hostilities, the protection of civilians, and the pursuit of lasting peace in the Middle East, reflecting Pakistan's dedication to a peaceful resolution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

This statement coincides with a significant shift on the ground, with reports of an unprecedented multi-front attack by Hamas resistance fighters on Israel.

At least 40 Israelis lost their lives as Hamas fighters launched thousands of rockets into Israeli territory during a surprise attack on Saturday, catching the country off-guard during a major holiday.

Hamas fighters reportedly breached heavily fortified borders through various means, including air, land, and sea routes, introducing a new level of complexity to the ongoing conflict and raising concerns about further violence and casualties.