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Jamaica mourns death of innocents by aggression in Gaza

Kingston, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica's Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, regretted the death of thousands of innocent people, especially children, due to Israel's aggression in the Gaza Strip, official sources reported today.

According to the Jamaica Information Service website, Holness, in a parliamentary session, expressed his concern for the continuity and consequences of the conflict, after considering the necessity of establishing a humanitarian pause in Gaza.

Holness also said that his government is currently analyzing the possibility of rectifying its position during the recent vote in the United Nations General Assembly, of a resolution that demanded a truce and the delivery of supplies to civilians affected by the situation.

Jamaica was one of the 45 abstentions in the vote on the document, which totaled 120 States in favor and 14 against.

In a little more than 30 days, the Israeli army’s military offensive on the Strip killed more than 11,000 people, most of them women and children, and injured 27,000, including the siege and bombing of refugee camps and hospital facilities.

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia estimates that 96 percent of the population of that territory is facing an unprecedented deprivation of all essential services.


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