In response to Israeli attacks, Indonesia calls on the UN to implement Palestine resolutions
In response to Israeli attacks, Indonesia calls on the UN to implement Palestine resolutions

Jakarta: On Tuesday, Indonesia condemned the deadly Israeli attacks in the occupied West Bank and urged the UN Security Council to put all of its resolutions concerning Palestine into effect right away. 

Israel's Monday ground offensive and airstrikes on Jenin resulted in at least nine Palestinian deaths and 100 injuries. Israeli tanks were outside the Palestinian city as bulldozers tore it apart in video footage of an operation that appeared to be targeting militant targets. 

The largest Muslim-majority nation in the world, Indonesia, was among the last to respond to the Israeli violence after the Arab and Muslim worlds both widely condemned it. 

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"Indonesia strongly condemns the Israeli military operation in Jenin, West Bank, which resulted in the deaths and injuries of numerous Palestinian civilians. The military assault is unacceptable and only makes the humanitarian situation in Palestine worse while making peace efforts more difficult, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

"Israeli actions cannot be (responded to) in silence. The UN Security Council needs to act decisively right away to implement all resolutions uniformly. 

Since 1948, the UNSC has adopted more than 180 resolutions concerning Palestine, the most recent of which, from 2016, called for Israel to cease constructing settlements in the Palestinian territories it has occupied since 1967. 

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Indonesia has long been a steadfast supporter of Palestine, calling for a two-state solution that would see the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, based on the pre-1967 borders. 


Civil society in Indonesia has also denounced the recent deadly violence in Jenin. 

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"We demand that Israel halt its attacks and remove all of its forces. In a statement, Medical Emergency Rescue Committee, an Indonesian nongovernmental organisation that offers aid in Palestine, stated that this was done to stop further civilian casualties. 

The UN Security Council must dispatch a monitoring team to ensure that Israel withdraws its troops from the Jenin camp and stops attacking.

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