The crimes and massacres by the Israeli occupation continued for the 12th consecutive day in an unprecedented manner, according to residents of the Gaza Strip, who have suffered for nearly 20 years of the siege and more than 5 wars in which tens of thousands have been killed and wounded.
The Israeli aggression has claimed the lives of 3785 people, including 1524 children, 1000 women, and 120 elderly people, while the number of injured has reached 12493, including 3983 children and 3300 women. Moreover, 44 medical workers were killed, and 70 others were injured, 11 journalists were killed, and 20 others were injured, and two are still missing.
The bombing also led to the demolition of thousands of homes and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of residents of the Gaza Strip, who lacked the necessities of life, such as food, water, fuel, and electricity, due to the Israeli occupation’s Defence Minister decision to cut off all humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip, in a collective punishment form against then Palestinians, whom he considers “animals”.
In one of the most horrific war crimes that has ever been committed, the occupation forces targeted the Baptist Hospital, which was a shelter for hundreds of injured and thousands of displaced people. However, the international community maintained its disgraceful silence, and only issued shy statements regretting the killing of children and avoiding holding the occupation responsible for this massacre and other massacres that preceded.
The official position of major countries in the international community, such as Britain and the United States, remains disgraceful and biased as they support the occupier who commits the most heinous crimes, while turning a blind eye to the killing of thousands of innocent people on a daily basis.
At least two-thirds of the population of the Gaza Strip have become homeless, due to the intensive targeting of civilian homes and streets and preventing all means of life in the Gaza Strip, which led to the collapse of infrastructure and economy, and the health sector, which portends a new humanitarian catastrophe.
The world powers that raced to support the crimes of the occupation and silenced voices opposing their policy and terrorism, have even criminalised freedom of opinion and expression, and suppressed demonstrators. Those governments abstained from even providing children with milk, or at least protecting their souls from being taken under the shelling of the Israeli occupation.
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK calls on the countries, bodies and organisations that have denounced the crimes of the occupation, and stood in solidarity with the victims, to take concrete diplomatic and human rights steps to put pressure on the occupation and the powers supporting it to put an end to these crimes and open the way for humanitarian relief to be delivered to the people of Gaza immediately.