The Arab League condemned the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, Tuesday, in which 10 Palestinians were killed and 45 wounded.

In a statement, the Arab League declared that “this aggression comes in continuation of a series of crimes committed by the Israeli occupation,” the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported.

The League held the Israeli government responsible for this aggression with all its consequences, stressing that the Israeli army committed horrific crimes on Tuesday.

“This comes in the context of exposed Israeli attempts to let the Palestinian people pay the price of the predicaments and agendas of Israeli parties,” the statement said.

It continued, saying that “Israel wants to push the situation in the besieged Gaza Strip to further deterioration and to drag the region into violence and turmoil that will exceed the region, to threaten international peace and security.”

The Arab League called for international intervention to provide the Palestinian people with international protection, and stop any further Israeli crimes.

Earlier in the day, Israeli airstrikes killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander and his wife while they slept in their home in Gaza city.

Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam