The Italian Promoting Committee of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence expresses concern and outrage at the military escalation that is inflaming the Middle East and calls on the parties to immediately stop all military action.

It is not with weapons that the many problems of the region and the world are solved; we strongly call on international bodies to act firmly to bring all parties within the international rules prohibiting attacks on third territories, indiscriminate killings and reprisals.

We also call on the Italian Government to take decisive and independent action to put an end to hostilities and to ensure in all forms that Italy is not directly or indirectly involved in military operations.