Tunisia FM in Gaza

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Tunisia's Foreign Minister Rafik Abdessalem (3rd R) visits the office building of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh that was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 17, 2012. (Photo: Reuters - Mohammed Salem)Tunisia's Foreign Minister Rafik Abdessalem (3rd R) visits the office building of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh that was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 17, 2012. (Photo: Reuters - Mohammed Salem)

The Tunisian foreign minister has just delivered a strongly-worded warning to Israel from Gaza city.

Highlights from Rafik Abdessalam's speech:

*I come to Gaza to express revolutionary Tunisia's solidarity with the people of Gaza Strip.

*Israel is systematically targeting women and children.

*Occupation is unacceptable in the 21st century. Israel must realize that it is facing a changed Arab world that won't stand for what it is doing.

*The Arab League will take a unified stance against Israel's assault of the Gaza Strip, and against the its blockade, and will exercise pressure on the international community.

*We wanted to visit a Tunisian school that was recently hit but we were told that the security situation would not allow for it.

Published: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 11:29

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