ISLAMABAD (our reporter):- Pakistan has strongly condemned recent air strikes by Israeli forces on Gaza that resulted in deaths including of a 5-year old girl, and injuries to so many innocent Palestinians.

At least 24 Palestinians have been killed as Israeli jets continued to pounded the besieged Gaza Strip for a second day, the Ministry of Health in Gaza said on Saturday.

One hundred twenty-five Palestinians have been injured, the ministry added in a statement.

The fighting which started on Friday with Israel’s assassination of a senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, is drawing the sides closer to an all-out war.

The Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar issued a statement in this regard. He said the latest spate of aggression is typical of the Israeli atrocities, illegal actions and indiscriminate use of force against innocent Palestinians over the decades in complete defiance of international human rights and humanitarian laws.

He said Pakistan calls upon the international community to urge Israel to put an immediate end to the blatant use of force and flagrant violations of human rights of the Palestinian people. It is imperative to immediately stop the aggression.

The spokesperson said Pakistan renews call for a viable, independent and contiguous Palestinian State, with pre-1967 borders, and Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital being the only just, comprehensive and lasting solution of the Palestinian question, in accordance with the relevant United Nations and OIC resolutions.

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