The Maldives has “strongly condemned the violent attacks carried out in the West Bank City of Jenin by Israeli forces” on Monday, resulting in the deaths of five people, including a minor and injuries to several other civilians.

In an official statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Maldivian government “expressed heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of the Israeli aggression and wished a swift recovery for the injured.”

“The Maldives remains deeply concerned by the disproportionate and excessive use of force by Israel on unarmed civilians, including women and children in the occupied Palestinian territories,” the statement read. “The Maldives reiterates its firm position that finding long-lasting peace in the Middle East, rests with reaching a two-State solution, with the establishment of an independent and sovereign State of Palestine, based on the pre-1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.”

The statement further said; “The Government and people of Maldives stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people, in their legitimate struggle for self-determination.”

Five people were killed and at least 91 Palestinians were injured in the Israeli military raid on Jenin which started in the early hours of Monday. Intense confrontations broke out when Israeli troops forcefully entered the Jenin refugee camp, firing live rounds, stun grenades, and noxious gas, according to Wafa news agency.