Appalling - Anifah wants UN to intervene in Gaza fighting

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Appalling - Anifah wants UN to intervene in Gaza fighting
Appalling - Anifah wants UN to intervene in Gaza fighting

The international community must not remain silent and oblivious to the atrocities committed by Israel against the people of Palestine, said former foreign affairs minister Anifah Aman.

In a statement today, he called on the United Nations (UN) Security Council to act swiftly and decisively against Israel including demanding an immediate cessation of aggression.

"The recent airstrikes by Israel in Gaza which resulted in multiple deaths including women and children continues without any action by the international community," he said.

Anifah, who served as foreign minister from 2009 to 2018 under then prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, also urged the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to do its part and put pressure on relevant parties to ensure that Israel ceases all acts of aggression and terror towards the Palestinians.

He called for sanctions and bans to be made against Israel.

"Maximum effort must be taken by the international community including the UN Security Council and OIC," he said, adding that it was appalling the world had yet to find a solution to end decades of brutality by the Israeli government against defenceless Palestinians.

He said the Israeli government continued to violate international laws with its heavy-handed approach.

"It is indeed very concerning that the Israeli government continues to lack accountability and continues to create ridiculous unwarranted justifications as an excuse to continue its reign of terror and inhumane actions against the Palestinians," he said.