18 December 2018

Saudi Prince should stop talking about Gaza and do something

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

US Senator and onetime Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders believes that an end to the Israeli occupation and establishing a Palestinian state hold the key to a lasting peace in the region. informs citing

Speaking at an annual conference of the pro-peace Jewish group J Street on Monday, Sanders said that Israel “massively overreacted” to protests at the Gaza border, adding that the presence of Hamas members at protests does not justify the shooting of unarmed demonstrators.

“The presence of Hamas members among a crowd of tens of thousands does not justify the level of violence we saw, and frankly it’s amazing to me that anyone would find that point controversial,” Sanders said.

“I have condemned Hamas’ use of terrorist violence and will continue to do so. But that violence cannot excuse shooting at unarmed protesters, and it cannot excuse trapping almost two million people inside Gaza.”

Bernie Sanders also criticized other countries in the region for failing to do enough to resolve the conflict which he said “is in the interest of Americans, Israelis, Palestinians and the entire region."
The senator specifically mentioned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saying that the Prince and the other “multibillionaire leaders of the region [should] stop just talking about the poverty and distress in Gaza and do something about it.”

In the meantime, Gazans continue their protests along the border wall with Israel, which have been going since March 30 with more than 30,000 protesters and are expected to continue until April 19, Israel's Independence Day.

Palestinians call that day "Al-Nakba," Arabic for "the catastrophe» and are demanding their right of return to their ancestral homes.

Bernie Sanders reserved harsh criticism also of President Donald Trump’s policy on Israel and his decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“President Trump has severely undermined the peace process," Sanders noted.

Following President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state, Hamas vowed retaliation, which resulted in attacks, triggering retaliatory airstrikes by Israel.

2018.04.17 / 16:44
See also

Trump bans 'bump stocks' used in mass Las Vegas shooting

Russia, Iran and Turkey agree on Syria constitutional body

Putin orders use of new weapons during war games

German court dismisses AfD lawsuits

British Airways to resume Pakistan flights

Karabakh message from Macron to Pashinyan

China to continue on path of reform

Poor cybersecurity leaves U.S. open to missile attacks

Russia’s strategic bombers in Venezuela

Strasbourg suspect arrested

Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla