Mikdad condemns Israeli aggression on Palestinians

Damascus, SANA – Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr. Fayssal Mikdad reiterated Syria’s support for the Palestinian people in their heroic steadfastness in the face of the Zionist aggression against them.

The remarks came during his meeting on Tuesday with a delegation from the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), headed by Ahmed Majdalani, member of the Executive Committee at the PLO.

Dr. Mikdad expressed Syrian leadership and people’s condemnation of the Israeli bloody aggression on the Palestinian people and the crimes committed by hordes of settlers who have burned Palestinians to death under the sight of the Zionist officials who not only overlooked these practices, but also arrested and jailed hundreds of Palestinians, and bombarded Palestinian cities with all sorts of weaponry.

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Mikdad stressed Syria’s support to all procedures taken by the Palestinian leadership in response to this aggression, including demanding the UN form an international committee to investigate these crimes.

He also denounced the UN Security Council and the Arab League for ignoring what is going on in Palestine and for not taking any measures to stop the Israeli massacres against the defenseless Palestinians.

He said that despite the difficulties affecting Syria, the Palestinian cause will remain the moral compass of the Syrians in the face of all challenges, highlighting the need to keep the flow of humanitarian aid to the people of al-Yarmouk refugee camp and all other camps, and distance these efforts from the blackmailing carried out by the armed terrorist groups and their funders and supporters.

For his part, Majdalani conveyed the Palestinian leadership’s congratulations for the Syrian people and leadership on the success of the presidential elections and the victory of President Bashar al-Assad, saying that this reflects the support of the Syrians to their leadership.

He briefed Dr. Mikdad on the latest developments in the Palestinian territories and the genocide policies committed by Israel against the Palestinian people.

Members of the delegation expressed support to the agreements reached in al-Yarmouk camp as a preface to remove gunmen from it and allow the return of the locals, hailing the efforts exerted by the Syrian government to make this agreement a success.

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