#GazaUnderAttack | WARCRIME | Israeli Bombardment of Hospital Kills Palestinian Toddler in the Intensive Care Unit

Friday July 25, 2014 10.38 by Celine Hagbard | IMEMC

Ibrahim Sheikh Omar, 2 ½ years old, was killed late Thursday night when Israeli forces bombed the Mohammad al-Durra Hospital in Gaza City. 13 others were wounded in the airstrike.

Al Aqsa Hospital, hit by Israeli airstrike 7/21 (image by @AhmadiyyaTimes on Twitter)
Al Aqsa Hospital, hit by Israeli airstrike 7/21 (image by @AhmadiyyaTimes on Twitter)

Ibrahim was in the ICU when a building next to the hospital was hit by an Israeli airstrike. The baby was hit by shrapnel, which killed him instantly.

This is the third time in three days that Israeli military forces have hit hospitals with airstrikes, even though the Palestinian Ministry of Health has gone to great lengths to ensure that the Israeli military has the exact coordinates of all the hospitals in Gaza.

Israeli claims, which have been repeated widely in the media, that the Palestinian resistance either fires or stores weapons, have been proven to be false, and the Israeli military has even doctored photos to release to the media to advance this false claim.

On July 21st, the Israeli military spokesperson posted on Twitter a falsified photo alleging to show weapons at al-Wafa Hospital in northern Gaza. But the photo was revealed by activists to be fraudulent. Despite that fact, the military used the photo as the reason for bombing the al-Wafa hospital, first with patients inside, then, after forcing the paraplegic and geriatric patients to evacuate, by bombing the hospital repeatedly until it has been almost completely destroyed.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the ongoing Israeli airstrikes have caused damage to seven of the thirteen main hospitals in Gaza.

A major airstrike that directly targeted Al Aqsa Hospital on Monday resulted in the deaths of four people – three patients and a staff member. Dozens more were wounded, and the hospital’s oxygen-generation unit was damaged and rendered unusable.

Attacking hospitals at any time, for any reason, is considered a war crime under international law.

Riyadh Mansour, Palestine’s Observer to the United Nations, said Thursday, “When hospital floors are drowning in the blood of innocents, corridors are filled with the deafening screams of pain of the wounded and cries of the grief and anguish for loved ones killed, and doctors, with barely any supplies and deprived of sleep and sustenance struggle courageously …. The international community has failed to enforce the rule of law, and failed its promise to humanity…/../”

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay on Thursday called for an investigation into possible war crimes by the Israeli military and by Hamas. She stated, “There seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated…/../”

The strike on the Mohammad Durra Hospital occurred several hours after this statement was made, and after the Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, responded to the UN Council’s announcement by saying that “The UNHRC is sending a message to Hamas and terror organizations everywhere that using civilians as human shields is an effective strategy../../”, but did not present any evidence of his claim that Hamas ever uses civilians as ‘human shields’. There was, however, an incident documented on Monday July 21st in which the Israeli military used Palestinian civilians as human shields in Azzun.

 

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Martyred By Israeli Occupation Attacks

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

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.

For an overview of All Israeli Massacres Palestinians go here

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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