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Bangladesh govt condemns Israeli attacks on Gaza

Bss, Dhaka
An Israeli tank, positioned near the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, fires a 155mm projectile towards targets in the Palestinian enclave on July 14, 2014. Photo: Getty Images
An Israeli tank, positioned near the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, fires a 155mm projectile towards targets in the Palestinian enclave on July 14, 2014. Photo: Getty Images

The cabinet today strongly condemned the indiscriminate attacks and killing by the Israeli military in Gaza in the last five days.

It also termed the killing of a huge number of innocent people, including women and children, there by the Israeli troops as a clear violation of human rights.

The condemnation came at the regular cabinet meeting held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

Palestinians stand looking at smoke billowing from a nearby building hit by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 13, 2014. Photo: Getty Images
Palestinians stand looking at smoke billowing from a nearby building hit by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 13, 2014. Photo: Getty Images

After the meeting, Cabinet Secretary M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan briefed reporters.

He said the cabinet also called upon the international community to create pressure on Israel to stop such attacks.

Bhuiyan said the cabinet approved in principle the draft of " The Bangladesh Railway Board (annulment) Law, 2014" and "The Amended Draft of the Agreement between Bangladesh and Azerbaijan".

Most refugees fleeing from Israeli air strikes have found shelter in a school of UNRWA in Gaza City, Gaza on July 13, 2014. Photo: Getty Images
Most refugees fleeing from Israeli air strikes have found shelter in a school of UNRWA in Gaza City, Gaza on July 13, 2014. Photo: Getty Images

The meeting was also apprised of the verdict of the international tribunal on Bangladesh-India maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal.

Ministers and state ministers concerned attended the meeting, while concerned secretaries were present.

Published: 2:36 pm Monday, July 14, 2014

Last modified: 10:07 pm Monday, July 14, 2014

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