Jakarta, 1 Muharram 1434 H/15 November 2012 – Related to the simmering situation in the Gaza Strip, Palestine, following the recent Israeli attacks, Foreign Minister, Dr. R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa has urged all parties to exercise restrain to ease the atmosphere in the region.


     “The Indonesian government has been with concern closely following the situation in the Gaza Strip, Palestine following a series of Israeli military action. Indonesia urges all parties to refrain from further actions, and do not aggravate the situation that may cause further casualties among innocent civilians,” Natalegawa said, according to a press release issued by the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, Thursday.
     Referring to the UN Security Council emergency session held on November 14, 2012, the Foreign Minister called for the UN Security Council, in accordance with the mandate under the UN Charter, to take immediate concrete steps to defuse the situation in the region.
      “Indonesia urges UN Security Council to take immediate action and to the effort to restore a conducive situation in the region” said Minister Natalegawa.
     Indonesia also once again calls for all parties back to the negotiating table and seek a final solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict according the relevant UN resolutions.
      “Indonesia believes, the independence of a sovereign Palestinian state living side by side with Israel, in accordance with the principle of ” two states solution,” is the final solution to resolve the conflict” Minister Natalegawa said.(R-022/R-003)




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