Jakarta (ANTARA) - First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo and members of the Solidarity Act Organization of the Onward Indonesia Cabinet (OASE KIM) called for an immediate end to violence in Palestine.

"I really hope that violence can be ended, war can be ended, access to humanitarian aid can be opened, and let us jointly help our brothers and sisters in Palestine," Iriana said in a video uploaded on the YouTube channel of the Presidential Secretariat here on Sunday.

She noted that many people in Gaza have lost their lives, including children and women, most of whom are innocent civilians.

She said that living in Gaza is getting more difficult because access to clean water, electricity, and food is also very limited.

"As a woman, as a mother, I am very devastated to see this situation. I cannot imagine the suffering of innocent children who have to face this harsh reality," she said.

She invited all parties to live in harmony and avoid division and conflict.

Iriana and OASE KIM also send prayers for the condition in Palestine and the victims.

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Indonesia has continued to call for an end to the violence. President Joko Widodo, on various occasions, expressed Indonesia's anger against violence in Gaza.

Indonesia strongly condemns the acts of violence in Gaza, which have resulted in suffering and increasing numbers of civilians who become victims, including women and children.

Jokowi, as the president is known, emphasized that Indonesia will not stay silent as civilian victims continue to increase and will not allow injustice against the people of Palestine to continue.

Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi had also urged the UN Security Council to immediately take action to stop the escalation of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza and resolve the humanitarian crisis that is occurring.

In the council's open debate on Palestine, Marsudi highlighted that every wasted second without any real action from the council has a terrible impact on the people of Palestine in Gaza.

She emphasized that the UN Security Council must not stay silent while witnessing disasters and crimes against humanity that have been happening in Palestine.

Indonesia, on Saturday, sent humanitarian assistance weighing 51.5 tons to the people of Palestine in Gaza. The assistance comprised foodstuff, medical equipment, blankets, and tents, among other things.

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