The genocide of Gaza with lethal weapons can never be accepted.
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) emphasised that the Israeli occupation continues its annihilation of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip with all kinds of deadly weapons and heavy bombing under the nose of the international community and with unlimited support from the colonial West led by the USA.
As the systematic targeting of civilians by the Israeli war machine continues, it has become harder to differentiate between forbidden and permissible weapons. Clear evidence prove that this aggressive war only targets civilians, women and children, hospitals, schools, and service facilities, thus the use of these weapons is forbidden and criminalised.
In addition to targeting civilians with weapons used only against military targets in wars, internationally prohibited weapons that may not be used in all circumstances are being used against civilians, which shows the brutality of the occupation and its fascism.
This brutality also reveals the threat this government poses to international peace and security, as an Israeli minister has suggested recently dropping a nuclear bomb on the Gaza Strip. The world -hypocritically- was outraged, and denounced this statement, while turning a blind eye to the tons of bombs that are equal to dropping a nuclear bomb on the Gaza Strip.
The military expert, Major General Majid Al-Qaisi, viewed a number of videos documented by local and international activists and media outlets and said, “in addition to using weapons used only in wars, the Israeli occupation used four types of internationally prohibited weapons, including the white phosphorus, which causes severe burns, serious health injuries, and devastating environmental effects, and the forces used it extensively on multiple occasions and in places with high population density.”
He added, “The occupation also uses incendiary vapour bombs that cause various types of fourth-degree burns. Doctors were unable to identify the type of chemical used in those bombs, which remain effective even after reaching the human body for a long period, and melt the bones and internal organs of the human body.”
“The occupation also used acoustic vacuum bombs that lead to the destruction of a person’s eardrums. It also used cluster bombs that spread randomly in different inaccurate areas on the ground, and explode at a later time without a person being able to recognise its presence. They are considered as mines that must be used according to an accurate map, in order to be removed after the war.”
Since the beginning of the war, the Israeli occupation has been mainly targeting civilians institutions, including targeting schools and hospitals, in which the displaced have taken refuge, in order to further displace them.
This proves the strategy of the Israeli occupation in targeting civilians, and it refutes the Israeli account on bombing the Baptist Hospital. After carrying out this massacre, the occupation fabricated images and claimed that the crime was a result of Palestinian missiles. Biden, some Western leaders, and many Western media outlets adopted this narrative, which strengthened Israel’s will to target more hospitals openly in the daylight, while the West ignores these grave massacres.
The Israeli occupation has breached all international laws and conventions in war and peace. It has deliberately burned and bombed civilians inside their homes, markets, hospitals, and on the roads during their displacement, and has turned the densely populated Gaza Strip into a mass of flames, destroyed the Strip’s infrastructure, and deprived the population of all means of life. Its leaders bragged about their war crimes on videos of their hateful racist statements. The Israeli occupation also controls the entry of aid and the crossings into the Gaza Strip completely, even the Rafah crossing, which is under Egyptian sovereignty. It prevents those sick and injured from getting the necessary medical care, thus exacerbating the Holocaust, and doubling the number of victims.
AOHR UK calls on all countries of the world to stop the holocaust committed by the Israeli occupation in the Gaza Strip, and to work immediately and effectively to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of children, women and civilians. This begins with declaring the occupation’s responsibility for the crime of genocide in the Gaza Strip, and breaching the international law on the use of all prohibited weapons.
AOHR UK also calls on all peoples of the world who have acted with great courage during the past days in clear rejection of the ongoing Holocaust in the Gaza Strip to continue protesting, and to exert all means of pressure on their governments and parliaments to stop supporting the occupation, especially in the colonial West and USA in particular.
Furthermore, AOHR UK calls on leaders of countries at the Arab and Islamic Summit held today, Saturday, to take practical measures to stop the holocaust committed by the occupation forces in the Gaza Strip. It should be noted that the Arab and Islamic peoples are fed up with the weak position of these countries as they watch the Gaza Strip burn for 36 days.
It also warned that time is running out for the leaders of these countries, as the Arab and Islamic peoples will not be satisfied with the outcomes of this summit being statements of condemnation and denunciation like its predecessors.
The brutality and fascism of the occupation is clear to everyone and requires practical decisions that lead to ending the unjust aggression and allow the flow of all kinds of humanitarian aid through the Rafah crossing without restrictions or conditions.
AOHR UK stressed the need for these countries to coordinate with major countries to call the General Assembly at its tenth emergency session to convene and present a draft resolution on imposing a ceasefire and allowing the flow of humanitarian aid under international control. The resolution must also include referring the file of genocide committed by Israel to the International Court of Justice.