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Dr. Farooq Abdullah welcomes ceasefire between Israel and Hamas

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Calls for support to Gaza reconstruction, humanitarian aid

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party President, and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Friday welcomed ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza asking the UN and other international bodies to provide support to Gaza reconstruction efforts and humanitarian aid.

In a statement, Dr. Farooq said, “there was urgency towards putting an end to the escalating hostilities taking toll on the people of Gaza. The Egypt-brokered deal that went into effect earlier today is a welcome step. I hope the measure will salvage the battle-damaged people of Gaza from further loss of lives and property.

“The institutional record of the UN provides a way forward towards addressing the genuine aspirations of the people of Palestine; I hope the international community would not sit on their hands but take immediate and concrete steps to restore  Palestinians their due rights to them,” he said.

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