World Bulletin / News Desk
Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Ekmelledin Ihsanoglu, on Thursday condemned Israel's latest offensive on Gaza.
"Ihsanoglu, strongly condemned the brutal aggression carried out by the Israeli occupation forces against Gaza Strip, which left scores martyred and wounded. He described this continuous military escalation a heinous crime and flagrant violation of the international norms and conventions and of international law, which would threaten regional stability and security," said a statement posted on OIC's website.
The statement said Ihsanoglu "blamed Israel for the consequences of the continuation and escalation of its aggression and war crimes it is launching against the Palestinian people."
The statement also said Ihsanoglu "called on the international community and the United Nations to uphold its responsibilities and intervene swiftly to stop this continuous Israeli military aggression against the Palestinian people and to compel Israel to respect International Law."
Three more Palestinians were killed early on Thursday in a drone strike, as the total death count rose to eleven on the second day of Israel's offensive on Gaza.
Israeli war planes also hit 25 targets over the night as Hamas' military wing, al-Qassam Brigades, said it fired 10 Grad missiles on Israel's Be'er Sheva city and three others on Tel Aviv.
Al-Qassam Brigades had vowed retaliation after an Israeli air strike killed on Wednesday their commander Ahmed Jabari in Gaza.
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