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Group in Defense of the United Nations Charter demanded peace for Gaza

Caracas, Oct 19.- The Group of Friends in Defense of the United Nations Charter demanded an urgent ceasefire and the cessation of all acts of violence and hostilities in the Gaza Strip.

In a special statement circulating in this capital on the latest events in the Middle East, the group of countries specifically requested that war actions be stopped against civilians, including women and children, and against civilian property and infrastructure.

The nine-point text, on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, called for full respect for all human rights, in particular to life and health.

It also called for restraint and urged the need to put an end to all inflammatory rhetoric and dehumanizing language, which in no way serve the ongoing political and diplomatic efforts to defuse the situation on the ground.

Added that, on the contrary, they only further fuel tensions and violence, while endangering human lives.

The States of the Group of Friends called on responsible members of the international community, in particular those who may have influence, as well as the United Nations Security Council, to urge Israel to heed the latest calls of the Secretary-General of The United Nations.

Among them, returning to the path of international legality, guaranteeing, among other things, full compliance with and adherence to the purposes and principles enshrined in the UN Charter, the Geneva Conventions, in addition to the provisions of International Humanitarian Law. and International Human Rights Law.

To immediately end the ongoing military aggression and siege of the Gaza Strip, in order to avoid a greater catastrophe, as well as the total collapse of critical infrastructure.

They warned that this will inevitably lead to more victims, widespread hunger, disease, poverty, human suffering and even greater desperation, thus further aggravating the already serious humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

The Group of Friends called for ensuring rapid and unimpeded access and distribution of desperately needed humanitarian aid on the ground, including vital supplies such as fuel, food and water.

The countries of the bloc of nations stressed that a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only be achieved through peaceful means, and called for urgent efforts to address the root causes of this protracted and tragic conflict.

The Group of Friends is made up of Angola, Algeria, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Palestine, Russia, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Nicaragua, Iran, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Laos, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. (PL) (Photo taken from the Internet)

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