- Palestine has sought the support of the African Union to help end Israeli attacks on its innocent citizens in the Gaza Strip and West Bank in Palestine-occupied territories.
Palestine's Ambassador to Tanzania, Yousef Habbab, has appealed to the African Union Chairman to use his position to stop Israeli forces from illegal killings in Gaza. A total of 170 people have reportedly been killed in Gaza during the current Israeli attacks.
Ambassador Habbab praised President Kikwete for playing a tremendous job in trying to resolve the two months political deadlock in Kenya. He said Tanzanian leader's role is enough proof that the East African country is capable of mediating regional and world crisis.
“President Kikwete should now use that experience to intervene and resolve the Middle East crisis, once and for all, that has taken many years and so many lives and property have been lost,” Habbab said in the capital Dar es Salam, heaping attacks on the United Nations Security Council and the entire international community for its inability to stop Israel from using excessive force against Palestinians.
He said it is against this background that Africa needs go beyond being a mere spectator that watches the shellings of innocent Palestinian citizens, including mothers and children by Israeli forces.
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