COAS Asim Munir hits out against Israeli aggression in Gaza

COAS Asim Munir hits out against Israeli aggression in Gaza

In a meeting held at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Syed Asim Munir engaged with Ahmad Jawad Rabei, the Ambassador of Palestine to Pakistan. The interaction, as reported by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), revolved around the COAS offering his condolences for the loss of Palestinian lives amidst the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

The COAS expressed deep concern over the relentless violence and the indiscriminate killing of innocent civilians carried out by Israeli forces during the conflict. He described the constant attacks on civilian populations, educational institutions, humanitarian workers, hospitals, and the forced displacement of Palestinians from Gaza as clear violations of humanity.

He further emphasized the need for an immediate halt to hostilities, the creation of a humanitarian corridor to Gaza, the safeguarding of civilians, and adherence to international humanitarian laws. The COAS reiterated Pakistan's unwavering support for the establishment of an independent, viable, and continuous Palestinian state, based on pre-1967 borders, with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.

The COAS pointed out that the recent surge of violence in Gaza stems from prolonged repression, continuous human rights violations, and state-backed disturbances at Al Aqsa mosque. He underscored the importance of not simplifying the situation by labeling it as mere terrorism or isolating it as an isolated attack. He believed that doing so would obscure the brutal oppression that has persisted over decades, ultimately leading to the current crisis.

In conclusion, the COAS urged the international community to unite in putting an end to the unfolding human tragedy resulting from the disproportionate and unlawful use of force by Israeli forces. He called on nations to refrain from encouraging further atrocities that flagrantly violate the principles of civility and humane conduct.