By BBN Staff:The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) issued a statement today saying that it is deeply concerned by the use of force by the Israel Defence Force firing on largely unarmed Palestinians protesting along the Gaza-Israel border.
CARICOM says that it has followed with increasing alarm the mounting toll of fatalities and injured among the demonstrators.
On Monday, May 14, some sixty protesters, mostly young men and boys, were killed and seventeen hundred wounded during the clashes.
In the midst of these troubling developments, the Caribbean Community calls for restraint in the use of force and for a halt to this unacceptable escalation of death and violence.
CARICOM reiterates its position that the Israel-Palestine conflict can only be resolved by peaceful means.
CARICOM also reaffirmed its support for a two-state solution with the people of Israel and Palestine living in independent countries within secure and internationally recognized borders in accordance with the relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions.