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Arslan: Israel committing holocaust against Palestinians

Head of Lebanese Democratic Party, MP Talal Arslan arrives at the Parliament in Beirut, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: Lebanese Democratic Party leader Talal Arslan Monday blasted Israel for committing a holocaust against the Palestinian people as he condemned “consistent” attacks against the civilian population in Gaza.

“Israel's consistent targeting of the elderly and children, among other civilians, is a holocaust against the Palestinian people and the Holy Land,” Arslan said in a statement.

“This should be a historic opportunity for Arabs to embrace wounded Palestine, which keeps reminding us that it is the central Arab cause.”

“A loss only means a victory for the project to divide this region that will target all of us unless we find a permanent solution to Palestine.”

Over 170 Palestinians have been killed in less than a week after Israel launched its air offensive against Gaza. Militants, mainly from Hamas, have also fired rockets deep into the Jewish state, in the most serious hostilities between the two since 2012.





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