The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Algeria has expressed deep concern about Israel’s attacks on Gaza and accused Israel of violating international humanitarian laws. Algeria has also called for immediate international intervention to protect the Palestinian people.
2- African Union
Moussa Faki Mahamat, the head of the African Union, has considered the denial of the fundamental rights of the Palestinian people by Israel to be the main cause of the current tensions. The union called on both sides to end military hostilities and return to the negotiating table.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Mauro Vieira, has announced that his country expressed deep concern and regret that the Israeli forces have asked all the civilians – more than one million – living in northern Gaza to evacuate this area within 24 hours, and strongly demanded an immediate stop to the Israeli attacks.
Colombian President Gustavo Petro emphasized the need for Israel and Palestine to come to the negotiating table and try for a two-state solution. He made historical comparisons between the situation in Gaza and the crimes of the Nazis and criticized Israel for its past and present violence against Palestinians. He said in a statement published on Twitter that: “Gaza today is more devastated than the Warsaw ghetto was when it was captured by the brutal Nazi regime in World War II.”
Cuba has also explicitly declared its support for Palestine and, while condemning the violence in Israel and Palestine, has considered the current situation to be the result of Israel’s long-term violation of Palestinian rights.
Indonesia has called for an immediate end to the violence to prevent further casualties and has also stated that Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands is the main cause of the recent clashes.
Iraq has also called the attacks on Gaza a continuation of the oppression of Palestinians under Israeli occupation and has openly supported Palestine against Israel. The interesting thing about Iraq is that this country abstained in the recent resolution of the General Assembly in support of Palestine, which was in no way consistent with Iraq’s previous policies regarding the Palestinian issue.
In justifying this vote, the spokesperson of the Iraqi government announced that: “agreeing to the anti-Israeli resolution in the UN General Assembly does not mean recognizing the Israeli regime, but we disagree with some of its clauses.” Bassem Al-Awadi also stated in this regard that “Iraq’s initial abstention vote against the anti-Israel resolution in the General Assembly was “completely natural” because the law “criminalizing the normalization of relations with the Zionist regime” approved by our parliament is a positive vote of the government. Iraq prevents any issue that is based on the formation of two states (Israel and Palestine). In this resolution, clauses about the “formation of two states” have been compiled, which Iraq does not agree with and has reservations about.
Nasser Kanani, the spokesman of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, supported Palestine and described the Palestinian resistance as a natural reaction to Israel’s recent provocations in ignoring the basic rights of the Palestinian people. Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, after a telephone conversation with Palestinian militant leaders, said in response to the attack on Israel that his country supports the legitimate defense of the Palestinian nation.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar strongly condemned Israel’s actions in cutting off electricity, fuel and water supply to Gaza, calling it a violation of international humanitarian law and collective punishment.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait, expressing concern over the escalation of tensions in Gaza, called on the international community to support the Palestinian people.
Morocco, which has moved towards full diplomatic relations with Israel based on the Abraham Accords, expressed its deep concern over the situation in Gaza and called for an immediate end to violence on both sides and the return of calm. This country has emphasized the importance of dialogue and negotiation as a way to achieve a two-state solution. Of course, Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita emphasized Morocco’s “complete and unwavering support” for Palestine at the recent meeting of the Arab League in Egypt.
Malaysia has called for an end to the violence in the Gaza Strip and has named the long-term occupation and suffering of the Palestinian people and the desecration of Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israel as the main cause of the recent conflicts.
The Maldivian government has expressed concern over the escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip and has emphasized its solidarity with the Palestinian people. The country’s government has said that lasting peace in the Middle East can only be achieved through a two-state solution based on the pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Annieken Hoitfeld, called the complete blockade of Gaza unacceptable and stressed that Israel’s right to self-defense must be in accordance with international law, and excessive attacks by Israel are not acceptable. “Establishing a complete blockade, including denying access to electricity, water, food and other goods essential to the survival of Gaza’s civilians, is unacceptable,” Hoitfeld said in a statement.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani condemned Israel’s bombing of the Gaza Strip and called these actions “genocide”. He said: “This is a humanitarian crisis, a situation that can be equated with genocide. Our position is that any attempt to equate Israel’s aggressive attacks with Palestinian struggles is unacceptable for Pakistan.” It should be said that Pakistan does not recognize Israel.
Oman’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, expressing concern over the escalation of tensions between Palestinians and Israelis, emphasized the need for restraint on both sides and called for international intervention to stop the tensions. Emphasizing the importance of adhering to international law, Oman emphasized the need to find a just, comprehensive and sustainable solution to the Palestinian issue based on a two-state solution.
Qatar has called on all parties to de-escalate and show restraint amid the escalation of the situation in Gaza, and has blamed Israel for the escalation of tensions due to violations of Palestinian fundamental rights, especially the attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar issued a statement asking the international community to force Israel to respect international laws and the historical rights of the Palestinian people and prevent further violence against Palestinian civilians. Qatar also reiterated its firm position in support of the Palestinian cause, including the creation of an independent state based on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.