“OThe terrible events that take place in Gaza, when they indiscriminately exterminate hundreds of thousands of innocent people who have nowhere to go or hide from the bombings, cannot be justified in any way.”he stressed.
Putin, who analyzed the situation in the Middle East at the beginning of the extraordinary meeting with security agencies, called after the anti-Semitic riots that occurred on Sunday night with the invasion of an airport in the Muslim-majority Russian republic of Dagestan, lamented that Israel has chosen to “take revenge in accordance with the principle of collective responsibility”.
“When we look at the bloodied children, at the dead children, at how women and the elderly suffer, at how doctors die, of course, we clench our fists and our eyes fill with tears,” he highlighted.
The Russian head of state also accused the United States and “its satellites” of being “the main beneficiaries of global instability”, considering that Washington “does not need lasting peace in the Holy Land”.
“[Os EUA] They need permanent chaos in the Middle East. This is why countries that insist on an immediate ceasefire in Gaza to stop the bloodshed are discredited,” he stressed.
Putin linked the escalation of violence between Israelis and Palestinians to the failure of US policy, ignoring Palestinian aspirations and monopolizing the peace process.
Last week, Russia received representatives from the political wing of the Islamist group Hamas, demanding the immediate release of the abducted people, while also defending the creation of a Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem.
As a consequence, Israel criticized the visit, called on Moscow to condemn “the terrorist organization Hamas” and summoned the Russian ambassador to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to express its firm protest.
The Islamist group Hamas launched a surprise attack on southern Israel on October 7 with the launch of thousands of rockets and the incursion of armed militiamen, taking two hundred hostages and causing another 1,400 deaths.
In response, Israel declared war on Hamas, a movement that has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007 and which is classified as terrorist by the European Union and the United States, bombing several infrastructures in the Gaza Strip, and imposed a total siege on the territory with a cutoff of supplies. of water, fuel and electricity.
More than 8,000 Palestinians, the vast majority of them civilians, have been killed since Israel went to war against Hamas, according to Palestinian authorities in Gaza.
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