UNITED NATIONS - Pakistan on Wednesday called on the UN Security Council to stop the Israeli aggression in Gaza and to demand an immediate and permanent ceasefire, saying the 15-member body's silence and inaction were inexplicable and a blow to its credibility. "The besieged populations of the Gaza, who were originally dispossessed and driven from their own homes by the Israeli occupation, are being tormented once again, by a brutal military campaign by the occupying power," Acting Pakistan Permanent representative Farukh Amil told the council which is debating the situation in Palestine. Over 570 Palestinians, including women and children, have been killed and more than 2,700 injured since Israel unleashed its airstrikes on Gaza 12 days ago followed by a ground offensive. Ambassador Amil said Pakistan shares the pain and suffering of the Palestinians, and highlighted what he called the colossal scale of death and destruction caused by this campaign of terror, especially targeted against civilians and infrastructure in the Gaza. "Nothing has been spared " homes, civilian facilities, places of worship, civilian shelters, even UN schools " indeed this is precision targeting and so-called smart bombing. "These actions cannot be justified under any pretext whatsoever. They are in flagrant violation of international law and of the Fourth Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. There should be accountability for these violations". The council meeting, which began Tuesday, brought together Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and foreign ministers from some Arab nations, the United States, Britain and France. Pakistan, Ambassador Amil said, supported a resolution submitted by Libya on behalf of the Arab countries that seeks a quick end to the conflict. He also joined calls for the council to adopt, "without further delay", a resolution which should, besides calling for an end to Israeli aggression and a permanent ceasefire, provide for for complete lifting of the siege of Gaza and opening of the border crossings; ensure unhindered and safe access and conditions for humanitarian work; establish mechanism to ensure protection of civilian population and monitoring of ceasefire, and promote intra-Palestinian unity and reconciliation. Together with these steps, the Pakistan ambassador said, the international community must redouble its efforts towards the larger objective of a just, lasting and comprehensive peace in the Middle East and the resolution of the Palestinian question based on international law and full implementation of relevant U.N. resolutions and other agreements. Ambassador Amil reaffirmed Pakistan's steadfast and complete support for the achievement of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to exercise self-determination and sovereignty in their independent and viable State of Palestine, on the basis of the pre-1967 borders, with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital. More than 30 speakers representing countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe too part in the debate. India did not take part.