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Egypt condemns Israel over bombing on Syrian territory

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Kamel Amr condemns Israel over reports it bombed military targets in Syria

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Kamel Amr roundly condemned reports that Israel carried out an attack on Syrian territory (AFP Photo)

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Kamel Amr roundly condemned reports that Israel carried out an attack on Syrian territory
(AFP Photo)

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Kamel Amr roundly condemned reports that Israel carried out an attack on Syrian territory on Wednesday.

 

In a statement released on Thursday evening by the ministry on its official Facebook page Kamel Amr said, “such an attack on Arab land is totally unacceptable and is a clear violation of the Charter of the United Nations and international law.”

 

The response from the ministry comes after Syria accused Israel of attacking a military facility near Damascus and the bombing of what is thought to have been a weapons convoy on its way to Lebanon, according to AFP.

 

Israel as remained silent on the issue, however Israel has said in the past that it would act to prevent weapons from falling in to the hands of militant extremist group Hezbollah, which is based in Lebanon.

 

Kamel Amr likened this attack to an Israeli bombing of a Sudanese military facility in October 2012, which the ministry also condemned at the time.

 

The minister “demanded the international community to hold Israel responsible for these attacks Arab land.” He also suggested that if such attacks continue it would damage “the future of regional security and developments in the Middle East.”

 

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