NZ Islamic group condemns Gaza air strikes

In lieu of a condemnation of the attacks on Gaza from our Government and John Key who is conspicuously absent on the international political front. But than he would be wouldn’t he after having stuck his head safely up Bush’s ass at APEC.

A New Zealand Islamic group has condemned Israel’s “belligerent and flagrant” military campaign in Gaza.

The Wellington-based Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) today released a statement expressing its concern over the deaths of more than 280 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip over the weekend.

Israel has said the campaign, which began on Saturday, was a response to almost daily rocket and mortar fire by Islamist group Hamas.

FIANZ president Javed Iqbal Khan said he “strongly condemned” the Israeli airstrikes and the “disproportionate use of force” by Israeli troops.

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