By Sabiu Abdullahi
Femi Fani-Kayode, the former aviation minister, has added his voice to the chorus of international condemnation against Israel’s recent military strikes on Gaza, describing them as unjustifiable acts of violence that have sparked a global outcry.
In a strongly-worded statement shared on his social media platform, Fani-Kayode expressed deep concern over the loss of innocent lives, particularly among women and children, and vehemently criticised the ongoing attacks as indefensible and inhumane.
Fani-Kayode, known for his previous support of Israel, acknowledged the historical sufferings of the Jewish people and his past condemnation of Hamas atrocities.
However, he noted the urgent need for a peaceful resolution to the conflict and criticised the indiscriminate violence that has claimed the lives of numerous Palestinians.
He stated, “The killing of innocent Palestinian civilians, including women and children, is not a solution. It only perpetuates the cycle of violence, fuels resentment, and deepens the suffering of ordinary people caught in the crossfire.”
His outspoken criticism comes amidst a surge of global concern, with humanitarian organisations and world leaders calling for an immediate ceasefire and a return to dialogue.
Fani-Kayode urged for international intervention to halt the bloodshed and facilitate diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis, emphasising the importance of protecting the lives and dignity of all individuals involved.
Fani-Kayode’s stance reflects the growing sentiment worldwide, highlighting the need for a peaceful resolution to the conflict as well as the collective responsibility to protect civilian lives and uphold human rights in the face of ongoing hostilities in the region.
His voice adds to the increasing pressure on the international community to take decisive action and work towards lasting peace in the troubled region.