The International Fund expresses its concern on the ongoing hostilities in the Gaza Strip ​, Palestine​

July 28, 2014 Statements,

International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (International Fund) extends its deepest condolences and wishes patience to bear their loss to the families and relatives of Palestinian people.

International Fund expresses deep concern regarding the ongoing hostilities in the Gaza Strip and emphasizes that their further development may strongly affect the security of the entire region and lead to the destabilization of the situation being already tense throughout the Middle East, undermining the efforts of the conflicting parties and international community to achieve lasting peace and stability in the region.

International Fund is concerned about the safety of the civilian population and stands out for the speedy settlement of the crisis in conformity with the norms and principles of international law and commitments through dialogue, negotiation, understanding, harmony and tolerance, peaceful settlement of disputes and misunderstandings among different peoples and religious groups.

International Fund calls on the Israeli leadership to cease its military offensive against the civilian Palestinian people and to find a peaceful solution to the conflicting situation.

International Fund supports the initiatives and concerted efforts of the international community, including under the edges of the United Nations, involving the elaboration of mutually acceptable conditions and approaches for the sake of the settlement of this long-standing conflict.