Qatar Strongly Condemns the Massacre at Jabalia Refugee Camp in Gaza

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Doha - Media & Communication Dept.- 31 October 2023

The State of Qatar strongly condemns the Israeli bombing of the Jabaliya Camp in Gaza, which resulted in the death and injury of hundreds of innocent people. It considers this a new massacre against the defenseless Palestinian people, especially children and women, and calls on the international community to act quickly to stop the killing and destruction.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns that the expansion of Israeli attacks in Gaza Strip to include civilian objects, like hospitals, schools, population centres and shelters for displaced people, is a dangerous escalation in the course of confrontations, which would undermine mediation and de-escalation efforts. In addition, it portends further tension, violence and instability. In this context, the Ministry calls on the international community to shoulder its moral and legal responsibilities to provide protection to the Palestinian people, and to compel Israel to comply with international law and international humanitarian law.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates the firm position of the State of Qatar regarding the justice of the Palestinian cause, and the legitimate rights of the brotherly Palestinian people, to establish their independent state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.