China urges quick UN action, condemns Israeli attack

China also called for a quick action by the United Nations Security Council after Israel attacked an aid flotilla bound for Gaza, sparking an international outcry.

China urges quick UN action, condemns Israeli attack

China on Tuesday condemned Israel's deadly commando raid on ships taking humanitarian aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip in which at least nine people were killed and dozens wounded.

China also called for a quick action by the United Nations Security Council after Israel attacked an aid flotilla bound for Gaza, sparking an international outcry.

"China is shocked by Israel's attack on a multinational convoy carrying international aid to Gaza which resulted in heavy casualties," Yang Tao, a counsellor of the Chinese permanent mission to the U.N., told an emergency meeting of the Security Council, according to the Xinhua news agency.

"We condemn Israel's actions targeting humanitarian workers and civilians," Yang said. "We support a quick response by the Security Council."

"We urge Israel to immediately and fully implement Security Council resolution 1860, fully open border crossings, lift the blockade on the Gaza Strip so as to allow unimpeded flow of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip and allow local people to achieve early recovery and restore a normal life," Xinhua quoted Yang as saying.


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