Lebanese President Michel Aoun has called on the international community to intervene to put an end to ongoing Israeli aggression against Palestinians.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Lebanese Presidency issued that Aoun “followed the development of events in the occupied territories in light of the continued Israeli attacks in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and the targeting of Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
Aoun was quoted by the statement as saying that “the international community is called to intervene to prevent Israel from continuing its aggression,” and reaffirming that there is “no peace without justice and no justice without respect for rights.”
He saluted “the resilience of the Palestinian people,” affirming that “the tyranny of the principle of force, displacement, and the deprivation of rights” will lead to “more violence, and persistence in injustice and the violation of international laws and decisions related to the Palestinian people’s right to establish their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.”
The statement came after Aoun received a letter from the head of Hamas’s political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh.
Haniyeh presented the latest security developments, namely the Israeli attacks in Jerusalem, and requested “urgent action to take a firm stand against this aggression and crime,” according to the Lebanese Presidency.
Tensions that had been building up over the past few weeks between Palestinian protesters and the Israeli police have erupted into violent confrontations that involved deadly Israeli airstrikes and retaliatory Palestinian rocket barrages.
The conflict goes on and the death toll rises as international calls to cease the aggression continue to build up.