Voicing deep concern over the recent Israeli attacks against the blockaded Palestinians in Gaza, Pakistan has called for effective stepped up to resolve the decades-old Middle East conflict to usher in peace in the troubled region.

Addressing the UN General Assembly’s Fourth Committee in New York, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said that despite the countless resolutions by the UN Security Council and the General Assembly, the Palestinian people have still not gotten justice.

She noted that the lack of progress towards a settlement has not only betrayed Palestinians’ hopes and aspirations, but it has also sowed the seeds of endless hostility and discord in the region.