Syria Condemns Israeli Attacks on Gazaإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Syria condemned on Tuesday Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip that killed 25 Palestinians, calling on world powers to act urgently to put an end to them.
Syria "roundly condemns Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people and urges the international community to undertake urgent steps to put an end to these activities and to sanction those responsible," said a foreign ministry statement.
The ministry also reiterated "Syria's support for the people of Gaza."
The statement came nearly 24 hours after an Egyptian-brokered deal came into force under which Israel and Islamic Jihad, responsible for most of the rocket and mortar fire that drew Israeli retaliation, agreed to hold their fire.
The violence began on Friday with Israel's assassination of the head of the radical Popular Resistance Committees (PRC).
That prompted militants to fire hundreds of rockets and mortar rounds into southern Israel, wounding people and prompting the closure of schools.
Israel responded with dozens of air strikes, targeting militants and weapons facilities.
Palestinian medics put the total death toll late on Monday at 25, with more than 80 hurt.
Of those killed, 19 were militants and six were civilians, including two minors.