King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has stated today that the silence of the international community over "Israeli war crimes" is "inexcusable" and predicts that Israel's strategy will breed more violence. "
Speaking in an address reported on the State News Agency SPA, King Abdullah said "We see the blood of our brothers in Palestine being shed in collective massacres that have spared nobody, and in war crimes against humanity," adding that the massacre is "all taking place under the eyes and ears of the international community... that has stood indifferently watching events in the whole region."
He regards the silence of the international community as "inexcusable", claiming that Israel's actions will "result in a generation that rejects peace and believes only in violence".
Since July 8, around 1,500 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed, while Israel has lost 63 soldiers and 3 civilians.
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