Selangor CM Azmin Condemns Massacre Of Palestinians

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SHAH ALAM (Selangor, Malaysia) May 15 (Bernama) – Selangor Chief Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali Tuesday strongly condemned yesterday's massacre of 55 Palestinians, including children, by Israeli forces, and called for international intervention to stop the killings.

He said nothing could justify the violence and killing of people demanding the restoration of their homeland and the redress of injustice inflicted on them for so long.

"There must be swift and decisive international intervention to stop the killings. Israel cannot be allowed to exercise violence with impunity. The Palestinian people have suffered enough, they must be defended," he said in a statement.

He said what had befallen the Palestinians was nothing less than genocide.

Mohamed Azmin said the shocking violence unleashed saw more than 1,200 others shot and wounded at demonstrations marking the 70th anniversary of ‘Nakba Day’ or the 'Day of Catastrophe' commemorating the formation of Israel.

"What Israel’s Armed Forces unleashed was nothing less than genocide, making Monday the most brutal day since the end of the 2014 Gaza War," he said.

Further worsening the situation, he noted, was the relocation of the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem which he described as a gross provocation and insult to the Palestinian people and a tremendous setback to the peace process.

-- BERNAMA