Lebanon Calls for Immediate Action on Israeli Violence on Palestinians
Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned the Israeli attacks on Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem.
In a statement, the Ministry vigorously deplored "the Israeli attack against the Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, where settlers are working to displace the residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, a behavior that does not differ from the practices of ethnic cleansing."
It called on the international community to "take urgent and immediate action to deter the repeated attacks of the Israeli enemy against the brotherly Palestinian people and Al-Aqsa Mosque," stressing "the need to confront the continued Israeli intransigence and stop the Israeli settlement and displacement activities in the occupied city of Jerusalem."
The ministry renewed Lebanon's "solidarity with the brotherly Palestinian people", affirming its "right to establish an independent Palestinian state, as per the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with international legitimacy decisions and the Arab Peace Initiative issued in Beirut in 2002."