#GazaUnderAttack | UN official calls for end to Gaza siege

A Palestinian man and children are seen near the ruins of the Al Farouk Mosque in the city of Rafah, Gaza Strip, on July 7, 2014.

A Palestinian man and children are seen near the ruins of the Al Farouk Mosque in the city of Rafah, Gaza Strip, on July 7, 2014.

 

A high-ranking humanitarian official has appealed for a new deal for the Gaza Strip to end the “collective punishment” of its inhabitants by Israel’s seven-year blockade of the Palestinian enclave.

“You cannot just return to the pre-existing conditions under the blockade,” Pierre Krähenbühl, the Commissioner General for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UNRWA, warned on Saturday.

He added that the blockade is illegal under international humanitarian law and amounts in many ways to a form of collective punishment.

The top UN official also called for an extended ceasefire between Palestinians and Israelis, saying it is vitally important for both sides.

Krähenbühl called upon the Tel Aviv regime to conduct a comprehensive and transparent investigation into the strikes on UN schools used as shelters for displaced Palestinians in the cities of Beit Hanoun, Jabalia and Rafah in the Gaza Strip.

He also expressed concern about the humanitarian situation in Gaza, adding that even before the conflict started, 65 percent of Palestinian youths were unemployed and the number of those receiving UNRWA food aid was significantly rising due to the Israeli siege.

The Israeli regime has blockaded the Gaza Strip since June 2007, as a result of which the standards of living there have deteriorated markedly. The siege has also led to unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty in the Palestinian coastal enclave.

Meanwhile, nearly 2,000 Palestinians, including 470 children, have so far been killed and more than 10,200 injured in the Israeli military aggression against Gaza, which began on July 8.

Palestinian resistance movement Hamas stresses that any deal with the Israel regime to end its latest war on the impoverished territory must include Palestinians’ demand to end the Gaza blockade.

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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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