LA VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – Maltese Foreign Minister Ian Borg called for a ceasefire in Gaza, an independent investigation into the bombing of Ahli Arab Hospital in central Gaza and called on Hamas to release all hostages immediately.
Borg, who was addressing the United Nation’s Security Council, added, “Malta will continue to work for a two-state resolution,” and urged influential parties to promote dialogue and de-escalation to nurture peace. Terrorist groups should not be financed, he added. The Maltese Foreign Minister stated Malta acknowledged that Israel has a right to defend itself but added that any military action must be conducted according to international law and be proportional, while condemning all attacks against civilians and humanitarian workers. He added that “the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people must not be confused with the terroristic group of Hamas”. Borg said Malta was “deeply concerned” over Israel’s decision to cut off water, food, fuel and electricity supplies to Gaza. Humanitarian corridors and safe zones must be established in Gaza, he said.
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