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House unanimously condemns Israeli violence in Gaza

File photo: A woman holds a Palestinian flag as a demonstrator runs during a protest against U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem

The House plenary unanimously approved on Friday a resolution condemning the “violent acts of the Israeli army” in the Gaza Strip.

The resolution noted that the use of military force that caused the death of unarmed civilians could not be justified.

The House also expressed readiness to contribute to peace efforts, within the framework of its competencies for parliamentary diplomacy.

The plenary also called on the US government to reverse its decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

The resolution further stated the support of the House to international efforts aiming to the resumption of talks between Israelis and Palestinians, with a view to reaching a peaceful and lasting solution in the Middle East.

It also reaffirmed its support to a two-state solution, the State of Israel and an independent Palestinian State along the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, that will coexist peacefully within the agreed and internationally recognized borders, in line with the relevant UN resolutions.

The House expressed concern over the bloody events and conveyed its deep sorrow for the dead and the wounded Palestinians – including many children – “as a result of the Israeli army’s violent actions”.

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