After 11 days of wars waged in Gaza, in which Israeli airstrikes killed at least 232 Palestinians, Pakistan welcomed the declaration of a truce between Israel and Hamas on Friday.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi praised the truce announcement on Twitter. “Pakistan welcomes the declaration of a truce,” he said. This is the strength of concerted, united action; this is the initiative of every person and country working together for a common good.”
The foreign minister also wished for Palestinians to live in peace. He said, “May this truce be the first step toward peace in Palestine.”
Israel’s occupation of Palestine must end & illegal settlements & apartheid like regime imposed in the occupied territories must be dismantled. Implementation of UN res for establishment of independent & contiguous Palestinian State w/ Al-Quds Al Sharif as its capital, imperative https://t.co/ecoHBAwDrj
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) May 20, 2021
Israel’s colonization of Palestine, according to Qureshi, must cease, as must illegal settlements and the apartheid-like rule established in the occupied territories.
He also emphasized the importance of carrying out the UN resolution that calls for the creation of an autonomous and contiguous Palestinian state with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.