Tunisian Foreign Affairs Minister Rafik Abdessalem condemned Israel’s attack on a Tunisian primary school in the Gaza Strip. On Saturday, November 17, a Tunisian delegation, including Abdessalem, paid a visit to Gaza where he denounced recent Israeli airstrikes that have already cost the lives of over 90 Palestinians.
During an Israeli air raid, a Tunisian primary school in the town of Beit Hanoun was bombarded on Saturday shortly before Abdessalem made his visit to the Gaza Strip, reported Mosaique FM.
Following a visit to Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, Abdessalem declared in a press conference, “We [the Tunisian delegation] came to Gaza carrying a message from the new Tunisia as well as from the Tunisian people to express our solidarity with our Palestenian brothers.” He added that the Israeli attacks in Gaza cannot not be “justified” by either “international laws” or any “ethical criterion.”
Prior to traveling to Gaza, Abdessalem participated on Friday, November 16, in an emergency meeting in Cairo convened by Arab foreign affairs ministers to discuss the developments in Gaza.
On the same day of Abdessalem’s visit to Gaza, demonstrations were held across Tunisia in Jendouba, Tozeur, and Gafsa, denouncing the airstrikes by Israeli Military in Gaza and expressing support for Palestinians, reported TAP.