Aoun, Lebanese Lawmakers See Israel's 'Gaza Killing Field' as 'Criminal'

Published May 15th, 2018 - 12:09 GMT
Lebanese President Michel Aoun (AFP/File Photo)
Lebanese President Michel Aoun (AFP/File Photo)

President Michel Aoun and several lawmakers denounced on Tuesday Israel’s criminality against the Palestinian people in the wake of the inauguration of the United States embassy in Jerusalem.

Aoun took to Twitter and said: “The crimes go one and the guards continue to be absent...Palestine.”

The President’s remarks came as Palestinians observed a strike Tuesday to mourn dozens killed by Israeli troops in a mass protest on the Gaza border--the single deadliest day there since a 2014 war.

On Monday, around 58 Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops on the Gaza border, as the U.S. held a festive inauguration ceremony for a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem just a few miles away.

Several Lebanese officials condemned Israel’s aggression and the embassy’s transfer including Minister of Labor Mohammad Kabbara.

“Al-Quds will always be Arab and the capital of Palestine,” said Kabbara, adding that the transfer of the US embassy to it cannot change the identity of the holy city.



Grand Mufti of the Republic Abdul Latif Deryan condemned the killings, voicing hopes that the“struggle of Palestinian people” would once lead to the “liberation of the occupied land.”

MP Mohammed Qabbani said: “The world has known nothing like the Zionists’ crimes against the Palestinian people. The Palestinian bloodshed today is a desecration of Jerusalem and a crime against the Arabs, and the right of Christians and Muslims alike.”

MP Kazem al-Kheir denounced the “massacre,” and said: “Gaza massacre coincided with the ceremony of the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem.What is happening in Palestine is a result of the absence of Arab and Islamic solidarity."


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