Arab League renews calls to hold Israel responsible for Kafr Qasim massacre

CAIRO, The Arab League on Tuesday reiterated the need to hold Israel legally and morally responsible for the Kafr Qasim massacre against Palestinian workers, which occurred on this day in 1956.

In a statement commemorating the 63rd anniversary of the tragic event, the organisation called on the UN Security Council to double efforts to ensure international protection for the Palestinian people and to put an end to the Israeli occupation.

The statement highlighted the need to enable the Palestinian people exercise their right to liberation and establish an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital, as per the relevant UN resolutions and Arab peace initiative.

On the eve of October 29, 1956, the Israeli occupation authorities imposed an overnight curfew on the village of Kafr Qasim and opened fire at the Palestinian workers who were returning from work unaware of the curfew, killing 49 of them in cold blood, the statement recalled.

Source: Kuwait News Agency