The government of Maldives has strongly condemned the recent statement made by Heritage Minister of Israel, Amihay Eliyahu, suggesting dropping a nuclear bomb on Gaza.
Eliyahu who represents a far-right party in the coalition government and serves in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet, recently voiced openness to the idea of Israel carrying out a nuclear strike on Gaza.
The Maldivian government on Monday issued a statement condemning the Israeli government minister’s statement that the use of a nuclear bomb on the beseigned Gaza strip is an option.
In its statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asserted that Eliyahu’s statement is “extremely” concerning, especially at a time the Israeli government is already engaged in a disproportionate military aggression against innocent civilians in Palestine.
Maldives has expressed its deep concern regarding the insufficient response from the Israeli government for a statement that represents a blatant violation of international humanitarian laws.
The government has urged the international community to address such speech which endangers the lives of Palestinians.
Reiterating its call upon the international community to take immediate action to stop the attacks on innocent civilians, the Maldivian government has urged immediate ceasefire to allow and strengthen efforts made to provide unobstructed humanitarian aid to the people in Palestine.
Maldives and its people remain solid in their unwavering commitment and unconditional solidarity with the people of Palestine in their impartial quest to achieve their inherent rights, including the right to self-determination.
Maldives has also continuously reaffirmed its long-standing position that a lasting solution to the conflict can only be achieved through the internationally accepted two-state solution, with the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian State based on the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.