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Sri Lanka condemns loss of civilian lives in Gaza

21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council

Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

Statement by Sri Lanka

23 July 2014

Mr. President,

We welcome the convening of this special session of the Human Rights Council to address the current human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and refer the Council to the Statement made by Iran on behalf of the Non Aligned Movement.

Mr. President,

The Government of Sri Lanka is deeply concerned at the recent escalation of violence in Gaza, resulting in the tragic loss of civilian lives, and extensive damage to property. One cannot remain unmoved by the cruel fate of children who are innocent victims of violence. We offer our deepest condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones and for the devastation and grief they have suffered recently.

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