In Jakarta, Indonesia has urged the UN Security Council to promptly enforce all resolutions concerning Palestine. They strongly criticized the recent Israeli attacks in the occupied West Bank, which resulted in loss of life.
On Monday, Israel launched a ground offensive and airstrikes on Jenin, resulting in the deaths of at least nine Palestinians and leaving around 100 others injured. In the video footage, you can see bulldozers actively tearing up the Palestinian city, while Israeli tanks are stationed outside. This operation is said to be targeting militant targets, according to reports.
Indonesia, which is the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, recently responded to the Israeli violence after receiving widespread condemnation from the Arab and Muslim world.
Indonesia is expressing strong condemnation for the Israeli military attack that took place in Jenin, the West Bank. This attack resulted in the loss of many lives and injuries among Palestinian civilians. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the military attack is not acceptable and it only makes the humanitarian situation in Palestine worse. It also complicates the efforts for peace.
Israeli actions should not go unpunished. The United Nations Security Council needs to act promptly and firmly in order to consistently enforce all UNSC resolutions.
Since 1948, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has passed over 180 resolutions concerning Palestine. The most recent resolution, which was issued in 2016, called for Israel to halt its construction of settlements in the Palestinian territories that it has occupied since 1967.
For a long time, Indonesia has been a strong supporter of Palestine. They believe in a two-state solution, where there would be an independent Palestinian state. This state would be based on the borders that existed before 1967, with East Jerusalem serving as its capital.
Indonesian civil society has also expressed strong condemnation for the recent violent incidents in Jenin.
We are urging Israel to halt the attacks and remove all of their troops. The Medical Emergency Rescue Committee, an Indonesian non-governmental organization that offers relief aid in Palestine, stated that their aim is to prevent further harm to civilians.
I think it would be a good idea for the UN Security Council to send a team to observe the situation in Jenin camp. Their presence would help ensure that Israel withdraws their troops and refrains from launching any further attacks.