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STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
ON RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN GAZA
Malaysia is gravely concerned over the escalation of violence in Gaza. Over the past few days, both sides had been engaged in rounds of rocket launches. Hundreds of missiles have also been fired from Israeli warplanes and Israeli military assets are amassing at the Gaza border causing fear and panic among innocent Palestinian civilians.
The current developments in Gaza continues to reflect a situation that is deeply alarming. History has shown that such irresponsible acts have the potential to escalate and endanger innocent lives of defenceless Palestinian civilians.
Any further provocation and threats will also hamper efforts for peace. Therefore, it is imperative that all parties immediately step back and adhere to the ceasefire already declared to avoid exacerbating the situation.
Due to the disproportionate use of force in retaliation by Israel, Malaysia urges Israel to respect international law and relevant United Nations resolutions in order to preserve peace, security and stability in the region.
27 March 2019