On Wednesday, the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the storming of the Embassy of Palestine and the ambassador’s residence in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.
In a statement, the ministry confirmed that such an act is a blatant violation of international law and the norms related to the inviolability and protection of the premises and properties of diplomatic missions.
Simultaneously, skirmishes flared up between Sudanese Army forces and Rapid Support Forces in Omdurman and the capital, Khartoum. Crimes of looting and theft were reported in tandem with the clashes between the two sides.
Earlier today, the Arab Parliament Condemned the storming into the Palestine embassy in Khartoum, describing such incursions and assaults as a serious violation of state sovereignty, an attack on their official premises, and a stark infringement of international law and diplomatic agreements.
It also called on the Sudanese parties to immediately stop the conflict, cease-fire, and abide by the decisions of the recent Arab summit in Jeddah
Notably, the armed conflict in Sudan has continued for over seven weeks, with fighting reported in Khartoum, Al Obeid and different parts of Darfur.
Since 15 April, at least 780 people have been killed, and about 5,800 injured across the country, according to the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), as of 3 June.
The humanitarian situation is particularly dire in parts of Darfur, as reports of inter-communal violence and attacks on civilians have increased. An attack in Kutum, North Darfur, on 3 and 4 June left an unconfirmed number of civilians dead and injured, including in a camp hosting internally displaced people.
During the ceasefire agreement that started on 22 May and expired on 3 June, both parties reportedly committed “repeated serious violations”, including the occupation of civilian homes, private businesses, public buildings, and hospitals, as well as air and artillery strikes, attacks, and prohibited movements, according to a joint statement from the facilitators, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America.
The United Nations Security Council also issued a statement on 2 June strongly condemning all attacks on the civilian population, UN and associated personnel and humanitarian actors, as well as civilian objects, medical personnel, and facilities, and the looting of humanitarian supplies. They called upon all parties to ensure rapid, safe, and unhindered humanitarian access throughout Sudan.