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End bloodshed in West Asia: Shakira

india Updated: Aug 09, 2006 13:24 IST
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Rock star Shakira has expressed hope that her generation will inspire the international community to facilitate a ceasefire in the trouble-torn West Asia.

Shakira, who is known for her English and Latin music albums, said her generation should help the international community to end the conflict raging in Lebanon as Hezbollah fighters and Israel attack each other.

"It breaks my heart, that we remain silent while this is happening. I hope that my generation will call upon the world to intervene to end this conflict," Shakira, whose father is from Lebanon, has said.

There has to be "immediate" intervention that would lead to a ceasefire, the singer said.

"I am sad, as I believe the rest of the world is, knowing that so many mothers and children are being killed on both sides," Shakira said.

"We do not need leaders who create dispute, anger and hate but rather leaders who care about the people and their needs," the rock star was quoted by 'Ynet' as saying.

She said that war is "neither the answer nor the solution to any conflict, not today and not in this century".