[Press Statement] Slaughter of Palestinians on Nakba Nothing Less Than Genocide

I condemn in the strongest terms yesterday’s massacre of 55 Palestinians including children by Israeli forces.

The shocking violence unleashed saw more than 1,200 others shot and wounded at demonstrations marking the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day, the “Day of Catastrophe”, commemorating the formation of the illegal state of Israel.

Nothing can justify the violence and killing of people demanding the restoration of their homeland and the redress of injustice inflicted on them for so long.

What Israel’s Armed Forces unleashed was nothing less than genocide, making Monday the most brutal day since the end of 2014’s Gaza War.

Further worsening the situation, the relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is a gross provocation and insult to the Palestinian people and a tremendous setback to the peace process.

There must be swift and decisive international intervention to stop the killing. Israel cannot be allowed to exercise violence with impunity. The Palestinian people have suffered enough. They must be defended.

Menteri Besar Selangor

Article by Azmin Ali