Onyema: Nigeria Watching Israel-Palestine Conflict With ‘Great Concern’

Abuja (Precise Post) – Nigeria, through it’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday said she was observing the between Israeli and Palestine forces with “great concern.”

Since Monday, and Palestine forces have clashed, resulting in the deaths of at least 65 Palestinians, including 16 children, and seven in .

The violence was triggered by weekend unrest at ’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, which is sacred to both and Jews.

The disturbances, in which riot police had repeatedly clashed with Palestinians, has been driven by anger over the looming evictions of Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of east .

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to state that the Federal Government of Nigeria is watching with great concern, the unfolding developments in and the State of Palestine and urges both parties to see reason and de-escalate the hostilties,” a statement signed by Ministry spokesman, Ferdinand Nwonye said.

“The Nigerian Government further urges the two parties to remain committed to the two-state solution and, in the meantime, guarantee the rights of all citizens to live in peace and dignity.”

On Thursday, deployed additional troops to Gaza’s border as the with Palestinian Islamists raged on, while inside Israel security forces scrambled to contain deadly riots between Jews and Arabs.

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