ANGOLA: ISRAEL/ANGOP/16/5/18 SABANews 1
LUANDA – ANGOLA has strongly condemned the aggression of ISRAELI forces against PALESTINIANS, calling on the parties involved to exercise restraint and resume dialogue.
The JOAO LOURENCO Government has made the remarks in a statement issued through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
National news agency, ANGOP, quotes officials as saying ANGOLA has been following up with great concern the latest developments in the PALESTINIAN territory.
They say the violent situation in the MIDDLE EAST undermines world efforts to ensure talks based on UN resolutions establishing the existence of TWO states as the fair and lasting solution.
The ANGOLAN call comes as ISRAEL and PALESTINE enter a new stage in the conflict, worsened by transfer of the UNITED STATES Embassy from TEL AVIV to JERUSALEM.
JERUSALEM, which PALESTINE claims to be its own capital, is a city described as crucial to political stability in the MIDDLE EAST.
Some 55 PALESTINIANS have been killed and about THREE-THOUSAND others injured as clashes turned deadly and more violent after the opening of the AMERICAN Embassy in JERUSALEM.
FRANCE, BRITAIN, SOUTH AFRICA, TURKEY, and recently ANGOLA, have called on ISRAEL to exercise restraint, but President BENJAMIN NETANYAHU blames HAMAS for the situation.
Political experts say HAMAS is a PALESTINIAN SUNNI-ISLAMIST fundamentalist group that has a social service wing, the DAWAH, and a military wing, the IZZ AD-DIN AL-QASSAM Brigades.
Meanwhile, the SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY, SADC has strongly condemned the killing of PALESTINIANS in GAZA by ISRAELI armed forces.
SADC Executive Secretary STERGOMENA TAX has posted a TWITTER message saying the attack against the PALESTINIANS has led to the deaths of civilians along the GAZA Border.
PALESTINIANS have marched at 13 different locations along the GAZA Border fence, forcing ISRAELI troops to open fire, killing more than they ever did since the launch Operation Protective Edge in 2014./Sabanews/cam