Media Statement by Lim Kit Siang in Petaling
Jaya on Monday, 5th January 2009:
UN SG Bank Ki-moon should t spearhead world
condemnation of Israeli invasion of Gaza with US President-elect Obama
pledging to end all carte blanche support of Israeli aggression
The United Nations Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon
must spearhead the world condemnation of Israeli invasion of Gaza.
The failure of the United Nations Security Council to call for an
immediate ceasefire and the role of the United States government in
blocking a United Nations Security Council ceasefire resolution must be
deplored by all peace-loving nations and peoples.
The United States President-Elect Barrack Obama, who will be inaugurated
as US President in a forthnight’s time, should pledge to end all US
carte blache support to Israeli aggression under his administration.
The Israeli invasion of Gaza, wreaking death and destruction, chalking
up a death toll of more than 510 people, mostly civilian casualties
including women and children, is a crime against humanity.
Gaza is one of the most densely populated areas on the planet with
roughly 1.5 million people which even prior to the most recent
escalation was undergoing a humanitarian crisis as the region has been
held under siege for almost 18 months and was already struggling with
lack of food, medical supplies, power, and other necessities.
The governments of the world must support all international efforts to
condemn the Israeli invasion of Gaza, call for an immediate ceasefire in
Gaza imposed by the United Nations and backed unequivocally by the
United States to create sustainable peace in the Middle East.
Kit Siang, DAP
Parliamentary leader & MP for Ipoh Timor