AAP `outraged` by Israel`s attacks on Palestinian civilians in Gaza

Aam Aadmi Party said that they were outraged by the `unprovoked` attacks unleashed by the Israeli armed forces on Palestinian civilians in Gaza.

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2014, 21:37 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday said that they were outraged by the `unprovoked` attacks unleashed by the Israeli armed forces on Palestinian civilians in Gaza. It also called upon the Government of India to support the cause for an independent Palestine.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP took to micro-blogging site Twitter to come out in support of the Palestinians and asked for the attacks on Gaza to be stopped immediately.

At the same time the party also said that a team of United Nations observers should be sent to Gaza to ascertain the loss of civilian lives and that Israel should compensate and pay reparation to the Palestinians for the loss of life and property.

Israel today unleashed more airstrikes on Gaza and shot down a drone used for the first time by Hamas militants even as international pressure mounted on both to end the week-long conflict that has killed 175 Palestinians.

Although Israel has delayed its ground offensive amid global calls for a ceasefire, the military continued its airstrikes, killing four people today.

On the other hand, Hamas` military wing said in a statement that it has sent a number of drones on missions inside Israel and would provide more details in due course.

About 17,000 people from the Beit Lahiya area in the northern Gaza Strip streamed for protection into UN-run facilities after Israel yesterday warned residents of the area to leave their homes.

Israeli warplanes bombarded the vacated area, hitting alleged launch sites and homes of members of extremist groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad. The assault was carried out mostly by air, but the Israeli navy also reportedly fired shells from the sea.
While the Israeli attacks have killed some militants, around 70 per cent of the fatalities were civilians, according to the United Nations. Of the dead, more than 30 are children, the UN reported.

Israel has so far shrugged off international calls for a cease-fire, saying it will continue the offensive as long as the militant group Hamas keeps firing rockets into its territory.

With PTI inputs