Pakistan Army Condemns Israeli Aggression in Gaza, Calls for End to Illegal Occupation

The top military leadership of Pakistan has reiterated its full support for the Palestinian people in their struggle against the Israeli occupation and aggression in Gaza. The statement came during the 260th Corps Commanders’ Conference (CCC), chaired by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir in Rawalpindi on Tuesday, according to a press release from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The forum expressed concern over the escalating violence and humanitarian crisis in the Middle East, where Israel has been carrying out a brutal bombardment of the Gaza Strip since October 7, killing more than 2,750 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and injuring thousands more. The Israeli assault came after the Palestinian resistance group Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel, killing more than 1,400 Israelis and capturing several hostages.

The forum condemned the disproportionate use of force by the Israeli occupation forces and called for an immediate end to the unlawful occupation of Palestinian lands. The forum also praised the courage and resilience of the Palestinian resistance and said that Pakistan stands in solidarity with them.

The forum also discussed the regional security situation, especially the developments in Afghanistan, where the Taliban have taken over most of the country after the withdrawal of US-led forces. The forum appreciated the efforts of the Pakistani government and the military to facilitate a peaceful and inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan.

The forum also reviewed the operational preparedness of the Pakistan Army and expressed satisfaction over its professional standards and capabilities. The forum lauded the sacrifices of the security forces and the people of Pakistan in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

The forum also reaffirmed its commitment to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan against any external or internal threat. The forum vowed to continue supporting the national efforts for socio-economic development and human security.

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