Geneva – The protests started by Palestinians in Gaza near the Israel border have entered their fourth week. If a political solution is not found to the issue at the earliest, it could soon escalate into a war between Israel and Gaza, warned Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process.
39 have been killed so far in the crackdown initiated by the Israeli security agencies against the protests which were started on 30th March 2018 by Hamas near the Israeli border with Gaza. The Palestinian health officials have reported 5,511 of their people to have been injured in the crackdown. Alternately, Israel has said that more than half the protestors killed were Hamas terrorists.
Warning of continuing with the protests that have reached their fourth week, another batch of Hamas protestors hit the Israeli border yesterday. The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov has expressed grave concerns at the protests happening at the Israeli border.
‘It is just as we hold talks that Gaza is witnessing explosions at various levels. Hence if the international community fails to find a solution to stop the protests that the Palestinians are undertaking near the Gaza border then a new war could break between Israel and Gaza and the Palestinians in Gaza will have to face serious repercussions, warned Nickolay Mladenov.