For the third consecutive day, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) carried out war crimes in the Gaza Strip, bombing civilian buildings and residential gatherings and also killing civilians in the West Bank, including children. These criminal acts came in line with the Israeli government ministers’ public statements, which reflected the IOF’s deliberate killing of civilians and escalation in total violation of international laws.
Early on Monday, the IOF targeted the Al-Ternis residential area with dozens of missiles, resulting in the killing of at least 50 civilians, including women and children, bringing the death toll of the Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip to more than 687 dead including 105 women and 140 children.
and over 3726 injured,
The aggression was accompanied by racist and criminal Israeli statements that reflect the Israeli government’s total disregard for international humanitarian law. The Israeli Minister of Defence said: “We are fighting human animals, and we act accordingly.” Israel’s infrastructure minister earlier said a total blockade would be imposed on the Gaza Strip. The blockade will include ban on admission of food, electricity, and fuel as a punitive measure against all the people of the Gaza Strip, which has been under an unfair siege for 17 years.
The complete cut-off of electricity and the continuous bombing of the Gaza Strip threaten the entire relief operations for the casualties, whose number is likely to rise. However, these war crimes being committed by the occupation forces clearly indicate that the Israeli occupation decided to reveal its ugly face, no matter the cost, as Israeli warplanes continue to directly target ambulances and hospitals.
Since the beginning of the aggression, Israeli warplanes have attacked seven mosques completely and ten more partially, in addition to five ambulances, the Indonesian Hospital, and Nasser Hospital. They also targeted many residential towers, homes, and universities.
Despite these obvious facts, the international community does nothing but blame the victim, arm the occupation with various weapons, provide a diplomatic cover for its crimes, and thwart efforts to bring Israeli war criminals to justice.
The Palestinian people stand alone in the face of this hopeless circumstance, a disgraceful international stance, and an Arab and Islamic refusal to offer humanitarian aid or to permit other nations willing to do so to enter the Gaza Strip.
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) appeals to the international community, the UN General Assembly, the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and all political bodies to end their shameful inaction, uphold international law, and take action to pass a Security Council resolution to end the ongoing war crimes being committed by the Israeli occupation.
In light of the challenging humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip as a result of the ongoing aggression that significantly exacerbated the challenging humanitarian situation, AOHR UK also calls on all human rights and relief organisations around the world to act immediately and to provide urgent relief to the Gaza Strip.