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ICHR Condemns the Massacre Committed this Morning against Palestinian Civilians in Al- Shuja’iya Neighbourhood and Calls upon the International Community to Abide with their Legal Obligations and Take Immediate Action

21 July 2014 in 2014

The Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) strongly condemns this morning massacre against the Palestinian civilian population of the Shuja’iya Neighbourhood in the Gaza Strip when the Israeli Occupation Forces indiscriminately and disproportionately opened fire resulting in hundreds of casualties in this neighbourhood. ICHR also strongly condemns the continuous Israeli occupation’s ferocious aggression and massacres against the Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip thereby committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in flagrant violation of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law.

President Abbas welcomes Egypt's ceasefire initiative between Israel, Palestinian factions

16 July 2014 in 2014

RAMALLAH, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas welcomed late on Monday the Egyptian ceasefire initiative to end a bloody week of cross-border violence between Israel and the Palestinian factions.

Abbas appreciated the Egyptian role and efforts to protect the Palestinian people, official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.

The Palestinian president has also urged both parties to commit to the terms of the new ceasefire initiative to stop the Palestinian bloodshed, hoping that the new proposal would pave the way for a political process to end the occupation of Palestine and lead to the creation of an independent state.

Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop:“The retaliatory acts from both sides that have led to civilian deaths and injuries are deeply regrettable"

14 July 2014 in 2014

The minister for foreign affairs, Julie Bishop, said she was “deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation” in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

“The retaliatory acts from both sides that have led to civilian deaths and injuries are deeply regrettable, and I call on all parties to exercise restraint and do everything necessary to avoid a further escalation of violence,” she said.

Thousands in Sydney join global Gaza protests

14 July 2014 in 2014

More than 4000 Sydney protesters joined hundreds of thousands around the world on Sunday to demand an end to Israeli military strikes on Gaza.

The boisterous crowd stood shoulder-to-shoulder, waving Palestinian flags and chanting: “In our thousands, in our millions, we are all Palestinian.”

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