Gaza, Oct 13: Qatar has strongly condemned the brutal repression and the use of live bullets by the Israeli occupying forces against the protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and demanding the right to return to their homeland, Great March of Return protests on the eastern border of the Gaza Strip, which left six Palestinians dead and dozens injured.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the Israeli escalation was a violation of international laws and conventions, calling on the international community and the UN Security Council to assume their responsibility in containing the Israeli war machine and its collective punishment policy directed against the Palestinian people, Gulf news reported.
The statement also called on the international community to provide protection for the innocent civilians.
It highlighted Qatar's firm support to the Palestinian cause and the struggle of the Palestinian people in order to guarantee the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with the 1967 borders and Jerusalem as its capital.
At least six Palestinians were killed and dozens others injured by live bullets or sustained suffocation from teargas inhalation Friday as Israeli occupation forces continued to attack the ongoing protests at Gaza border.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the occupation forces fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at the protesters, who gathered at many encampments along the border.
Some of the wounded were moved to hospital and others were treated in the field hospitals. (UNI)