The Iraqi government issued a warning on Saturday, expressing concern that the escalating tensions between Israel and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) could have negative repercussions on regional stability. Government Spokesman Basim al-Awadi, in a statement, reiterated Iraq's unwavering support for the Palestinian cause, standing firmly behind the Palestinian people in their pursuit of "their full legitimate rights."
The statement characterized the recent Hamas attack as a "natural result" of the longstanding systematic oppression faced by the Palestinian people at the hands of Israeli authorities over decades. Iraq urged the Arab League countries to urgently convene and discuss the evolving and perilous situation in the Palestinian territories.
In the early hours of Saturday, rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel, and Palestinian militants infiltrated Israel from Gaza, prompting retaliatory strikes from Israel. The ongoing exchanges of attacks have resulted in a substantial number of casualties and injuries on both sides, heightening concerns about the escalation of violence in the region.