“The State of Israel views with concern and sadness the statement issued by the Argentine Foreign Ministry on Wednesday, May 10. It does not express the very good ties of mutual understanding that characterize the strong bilateral bond for 75 years. In recent days Islamic Jihad launched 543 missiles from the Gaza Strip. Their objective was to attack civilian areas,” read the statement issued by the Israeli embassy in Argentina, in response to the position of the Argentine Foreign Ministry.
After a military attack by Israel in the Gaza Strip, the San Martín Palace published a statement in which it made “an urgent call to the parties to avoid a higher level of confrontation that worsens the dramatic humanitarian situation in that area.” ”The Argentine Republic condemns the recent military operation carried out by the Israeli Air Force in the Gaza Strip, which resulted in the death of Palestinian civilians, including women and children, and many injuries. Likewise, it expresses its condolences to the families of the victims and to the government and the Palestinian people,” said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“The escalation of violence that is evident in the region is worrisome, which during this year it has already caused the death of more than 100 Palestinians and 15 Israelis”, continues the text in which the National Government “emphatically maintains that the lives of civilians must be protected under all circumstances, and reiterates to Israel the urgent need to respect international humanitarian law, especially the principles of distinction and proportionality”, added Foreign Ministry, in charge of santiago cafiero.
“For more than 72 hours the Israeli population, to the sound of incessant sirens, has had to go to bomb shelters, in some cases with only 15 seconds to reach safe places. Classes were suspended and the entire southern region of Israel limited their usual economic life. Islamic Jihad is a terrorist and fundamentalist organization financed and supported by Iran that seeks the destruction of the State of Israel. It has carried out hundreds of attacks against Israeli citizens, including suicide bombings,” the Israeli embassy said in response.
“This group has been designated as a terrorist by the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Australia and Israel, among others. No democracy in the world would allow the launch of missiles against its cities and inhabitants to pass in silence. operations carried out by the Israel Defense Army against terrorist targets have tried to be judicious in order to avoid harm to those not involvedwhile the Islamic Jihad’s method of action exposes a double crime: they launch missiles against the civilian population using the inhabitants of the Gaza Strip in unison as human shields,” the statement added.
“This fact adds to the statistics that indicate that between 20 and 30% of the rockets and missiles launched from Gaza fall on Palestinian territory itself. Israel will continue to defend its citizens from any terrorist action. These messages were forwarded to the authorities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of Argentina, here in Buenos Aires, as well as to the Argentine embassy in Israel,” he concluded.