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Arab-Israeli lawmaker calls for the end of the Gaza war

Tel Aviv, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Arab-Israeli lawmaker Aida Touma-Sliman on Sunday called once again for the end of the war in the Gaza Strip and campioned an agreement upon an exchange of prisoners with the Palestinian militias.

“Only the end of the war and an immediate agreement will put an end to the suffering of so many people, but the criminal government decides otherwise,” she posted on X, referring to the right-wing alliance headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Touma-Sliman welcomed Saturday’s release of four Israelis following a military operation in Gaza, but criticized the cost to the Palestinian population.

“We called for the release of those held hostage from day one (…) at the same time, the heart breaks to see the unbearably high price that the bloody government insists on charging.”

According to Palestinian sources, Saturday’s raid by the army and special police units on the Nuseirat refugee camp to retrieve the four Israelis resulted in 210 dead and some 400 wounded.

Authorities in this country reduced this figure by half and claimed that many of the dead were militiamen guarding the prisoners. pll/mem/rob