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Congress condemns Israel's excessive use of force on Palestinians

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Thursday condemned the excessive use of force by the Israeli armed forces on Palestinian protesters in which left over 50 people dead and hundreds injured.

The reaffirms its solidarity with the people of Palestine in their struggle for the creation of an independent state of Palestine within secure borders, said in a statement.

"The deaths of a large number of Palestinian protesters in Gaza, including women and children, caused by the action of Israeli armed forces, which also left hundred of Palestinians injured, has invited international outrage and condemnation.

"The Indian National expresses its deep sense of shock and grief over the tragic incident and condemns the excessive use of force on the Palestinian people," Sharma said.

The Congress also urged all concerned parties to act with restraint and work for a "negotiated and acceptable" resolution of the dispute.

More than 50 Palestinians were killed in violence in wake of the US opening its embassy in earlier this week.

While called for intensified protests, Israeli defended his country's military action that killed and wounded Palestinians.



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 19:28 IST