Fifty international organizations call for an end to the blockade on Gaza

[ PIC 3/06/2012 – 11:37 PM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– Fifty international charities and United Nations Agencies on Thursday unanimously called for the lifting of the blockade of Gaza. The organizations published a statement to mark the fifth anniversary of the tightening of the blockade of the Strip. It reads:

For over five years in Gaza, more than 1.6 million people have been under blockade in violation of international law. More than half of these people are children. We the undersigned say with one voice: “End the blockade now.”

The government of Israel is facing mounting international criticism for the Gaza blockade and this unanimous statement from some of the most world’s most respected international organizations is likely to increase pressure for the blockade to be lifted.

Israel imposed the blockade on Gaza for what it called security reasons after the Hamas group, which does not recognize Israel’s right to exist, ousted the Fatah movement from the Strip in 2007.

On Wednesday, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, also called for the blockade’s immediate lifting, citing the devastating impact it has had on the lives and livelihoods of the Strips’ residents.

She said that more than 80 per cent of families in Gaza are dependent on humanitarian aid. In addition, while some steps have been taken to ease the blockade’s impact, Gaza remains subject to severe restrictions on imports, exports and the movement of people, by land, air and sea – which amounts to a “collective punishment” of all those living in Gaza and is a denial of basic human rights in contravention of international law.

The statement was signed by the following organizations:

The international aid and development signatories:

1.Action Contre la Faim (ACH)

2.Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (Acted)

3.American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

4.Amnesty International

5.Broederlijk Delen

6.CARE International

7.CCFD-Terre Solidaire

8.Christian Aid

9.Christian Peacemaker Team

10.Cordaid

11.Danchurchaid

12.Diakonia

13.A Different Jewish Voice (Een Ander Joods Geluid)

14.Emergency Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (EWASH)

15.Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC)

16.Handicap International

17.Help Age International

18.International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)

19.IKV Pax Christi

20.International Learning Center

21.Life for Relief and Development

22.Medicos del Mundo – España (MDM Spain)

23.Médecins du Monde France (MdM France)

24.Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)

25.Medico International

26.Movement for Peace (MPDL)

27.Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA)

28.Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)

29.Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

30.Oxfam

31.Palestine Solidarity Association of Sweden

32.Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH)

33.Première Urgence – Aide Médicale Internationale

34.Save the Children

35.Secours Islamique France

36.Swedish Organization for Individual Relief

37.Terre des Hommes Italy (TdH Italy)

38.Terre des Hommes Lausanne (TdH Suisse)

39.Terre des Homme

40.Trócaire

41.The Carter Center

42.United Nations Association International Service (UNAIS)

43.War Child

The United Nations signatories:

44.Humanitarian Coordination/Resident Coordinator, occupied Palestinian territory

45.Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

46.United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

47.United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

48.United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

49.United Nations Women

50.World Health Organization (WHO)


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Martyred By Israeli Occupation Attacks

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May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar

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* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

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Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.





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