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It also expressed the country’s disappointment with the international community, especially the UN Security Council, for their lack of effort in trying to halt the attacks.
The demand was part of 10 resolutions proposed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who tabled the motion to discuss the Israeli invasion of Gaza in the Dewan Rakyat
Abdullah said the resolutions would be presented to the relevant parliaments, the United States Congress and the European Parliament.
He said the latest military invasion of Gaza was the worst incident of attacks by the Zionist regime on Palestine since it was occupied in 1967, and that it had crippled a small territory which could not defend itself from successive and cruel attacks.
“Today, at least 800 people have been killed in Gaza, 3,000 are wounded and 15,000 more have become refugees after Israel launched the attack codenamed ‘Cast Lead’ on Dec 27, 2008,” he added.
Abdullah said all Malaysians should unite and make a strong stand to the world against the inhumane actions of the Zionist regime.
“The attacks by Israel have contravened international laws and such actions are deemed war crimes in the Fourth Schedule of the Geneva Convention on protection for civilians during wartime,” he added.Abdullah said Malaysia’s call for a special UN session to condemn Israel over its military aggression received a boost when the UN General Assembly agreed to hold the session to urge the Security Council to take action by declaring a ceasefire and force Israel to withdraw from
However, he said, the Council only acted after allowing the Israel military attacks to proceed for two weeks.
“We all know that the reason for the lack of action by the Security Council was that Israel didn’t want it.
Israel has strong supporters within the Council.