12:00 AM, November 20, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 20, 2012

Dhaka shocked at Israeli atrocities

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Diplomatic Correspondent

Bangladesh has expressed deep shock at the atrocities and violence unleashed by Israel on Gaza and calls to bring it to an immediate end.
“Bangladesh strongly condemns the Israeli action and urges international community to put pressure on Israel to stop the violence,” said a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday.
The recent attack causing the loss of lives of Palestinian civilians has posed a renewed threat to the regional peace and stability.
The statement said Bangladesh maintains its principled position on a comprehensive solution of the Palestinian question in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions, the Arab Peace Plan and the Road Map.
It said Bangladesh has always strongly supported the Palestinian people and their legitimate and inalienable right to a free and sovereign Palestinian state.
“Bangladesh strongly believes that the occupation of Palestinian land must come to an end, and the Palestinians must have their own independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital,” it said.
The ministry statement further added that Bangladesh believes that the international community must strengthen their efforts to support the rights and aspirations of the Palestinian people.
Meanwhile, in two separate messages yesterday, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad strongly condemned the ongoing Israeli aggression against Palestinian territories.
Khaleda Zia termed the attacks as blatant violation of international law and demanded to stop this unjustified military aggression. She suggested returning to dialogue to find a peaceful solution for establishing a sovereign Palestinian state, the press release said.
Ershad also expressed full solidarity with Palestine and denounced the attacks as illegitimate and called upon the Islamic Umma (community) to strengthen their efforts to stop the violence.

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