Vatican City: Expressing grief over the killing of unarmed protestors in Gaza due to Israeli barbarism, Roman Catholic leader Pope Francis called for peace in the Holy Land. In his Easter address on Sunday, he said ‘even the unarmed are not spared there’. He also condemned genocide in Syria. During his address, Francis stressed the need to end acts of injustice in the world.
It must be noted that at least 17 unarmed Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli snipers at the Israeli-Gaza border. More than 100 snipers were deployed to the border to face a 46-day planned demonstration on the Palestinian side.
Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, and other leaders have called for an independent investigation into the bloodshed.