Arab, Islamic Condemnation of Israeli Massacre in Nuseirat Camp in Gaza

 Palestinians inspect a house hit in an Israeli strike, due to an Israeli military operation, amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, in Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, June 8, 2024. (Reuters)
Palestinians inspect a house hit in an Israeli strike, due to an Israeli military operation, amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, in Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, June 8, 2024. (Reuters)
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Arab, Islamic Condemnation of Israeli Massacre in Nuseirat Camp in Gaza

 Palestinians inspect a house hit in an Israeli strike, due to an Israeli military operation, amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, in Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, June 8, 2024. (Reuters)
Palestinians inspect a house hit in an Israeli strike, due to an Israeli military operation, amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, in Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, June 8, 2024. (Reuters)

Gulf, Arab and Islamic countries strongly condemned on Sunday the horrific massacre committed by the Israeli army in the Nuseirat camp in Gaza on Saturday that left hundreds of Palestinians dead, mostly women and children.

At least 274 Palestinians were killed and hundreds more were wounded in the Israeli raid that rescued four hostages held by Hamas, Gaza's Health Ministry said Sunday.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation slammed the attack, saying it was an example of organized state terrorism and genocide.

In a statement, it condemned it as a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and relevant United Nations resolutions.

Such crimes demand an investigation, accountability and punishment in line with international criminal law, it stressed, calling on the International Criminal Court to assume its responsibilities in this regard.

The OIC reiterated its call on the international community, especially the UN Security Council, to intervene immediately to stop the war crimes committed by the Israeli forces in Gaza and to protect the Palestinian people.

The Gulf Cooperation Council also condemned the Nuseirat attack, with its Secretary General Jassem Mohamed Albudaiwi describing it as a “terrorist crime that targeted unarmed civilians with unprecedented barbarism.”

“This barbaric attack reflects the true face of the Israeli occupation forces and demonstrates their complete disregard for all international treaties and humanitarian values,” he stated.

He called on the international community to assume its “historic and moral responsibilities to act immediately and firmly to put a stop to these repeated horrific crimes against the brotherly Palestinian people.”

The countries of the GCC stand strongly united behind the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom and peace, he stressed.

He renewed the GCC’s call for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state according to the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital and in line with the 2002 Arab peace initiative and international resolutions.

The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the Israeli massacre in Nuseirat, calling on the international community and UN Security Council to assume their responsibilities in ending Israel’s “barbaric aggression against the brotherly Palestinian people.”

Oman also slammed the attack, saying Israel’s “systematic war crimes against the Palestinian people are blatant and flagrant violations of international laws and international humanitarian law.”

It called on the international community to intervene to put an immediate end to these crimes.

Egypt strongly condemned the Israeli attack on Nuseirat, saying it is a flagrant violation of all international laws and all human values and rights.

It held Israel legally and morally responsible for the attack, demanding that it assume its responsibilities as an occupying force. It must cease its arbitrary attacks against Palestinian civilians, including in areas where they have sought refuge.

It urged influential international parties and the UN Security Council to intervene immediately to stop Israel’s war on Gaza and to act to end the humanitarian crisis that has claimed the lives of over 36,000 people.



Oman Police: Attackers in Wadi al-Kabir Were 3 Omani Brothers

The attack killed six people. Reuters
The attack killed six people. Reuters
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Oman Police: Attackers in Wadi al-Kabir Were 3 Omani Brothers

The attack killed six people. Reuters
The attack killed six people. Reuters

The three gunmen who shot and killed six people in Oman this week were all Omani nationals, police said on Thursday.

The shooting took place in the Wadi al-Kabir neighborhood of Oman's capital Muscat.

The Royal Oman Police said in a statement the three gunmen were brothers and "were killed due to their insistence on resisting security personnel.”

The statement said that police investigations had indicated the three gunmen were "influenced by misguided ideas.”

The six people killed by the gunmen included a police officer responding to the attack.