Menfi demands end to aggression by Israel and its plans for a ground invasion of Gaza

Alwasat - Cairo Sat 21 Oct 2023, 10:46 PM
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The head of Libya's Presidential Council, Mohamed Menfi, called for “stopping the plans of the Israeli occupation forces to invade the Gaza Strip and forcibly moving the population to the Sinai Peninsula,” as well as stopping “the repeated systematic raids on Al-Aqsa Mosque and the rest of the Islamic and Christian lands in East Jerusalem".

Menfi's statements came at the Cairo Summit for Peace on Saturday.

The summit aims to discuss the future of Palestine and the peace process after Israeli aggression against Gaza, which has entered its fifteenth day.

Menfi noted that “the Security Council was late in carrying out its role in response to what is happening in the Gaza Strip". Saying it failed to "achieve the purposes of the United Nations Charter to maintain peace and security throughout the world, impartially and responsibly.”

Menfi added that “what the occupying state has practiced is contrary to its responsibilities stipulated in the law, whether during the last two weeks or over the course of 75 years and has exceeded all the usual descriptions of crimes and violations.”

A number of Libyan cities witnessed mass demonstrations on Friday in solidarity and support for the Palestinian people and to denounce Israeli bombardment.

The ongoing Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip has resulted in the death and injury of thousands of Palestinians, including a large number of women and children.

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