Kenyan President William Ruto has condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Israel and expressed solidarity with the Israeli people.
In a statement issued on Friday, Ruto said that “there exists no justification whatsoever for terrorism, which constitutes a serious threat to international peace and security.”
Ruto called on the international community to bring the perpetrators of the attacks to justice and to support Israel in its fight against terrorism.
He also urged all parties in the Israel-Palestine conflict to de-escalate the violence and to respect the rights of civilians.
“We are profoundly disturbed that civilians continue to be intentionally targeted in this conflict,” Ruto said. “We therefore call on all parties to respect the rights of civilians and honour their obligations under international law.”
Ruto concluded by reiterating Kenya’s support for a peaceful resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
“We take this opportunity to reiterate our firm stand in solidarity with all those calling on the parties to desist from further attacks, promptly effect cease-fire and embark on a path towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict,” he said.
The Kenyan government’s statement comes amid heightened tensions in the Israel-Palestine region. In recent weeks, there have been a number of terrorist attacks in Israel, including a suicide bombing on a bus in Jerusalem and a shooting attack in Tel Aviv.
The Israeli government has responded to the attacks with airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. The airstrikes have killed dozens of people, including civilians.
The international community has called on both sides to de-escalate the violence and to return to the negotiating table.