Statement by H.E. Dr. Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine, before the Security Council Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestine Question
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemns in the strongest terms the devastating occupation war and the crimes of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. Israel has been escalating for 14 consecutive days, aiming to destroy the Gaza Strip and displace its inhabitants by subjecting everything in Gaza to daily bombardments, including churches, mosques, hospitals, schools, civilian homes, educational, academic, and cultural institutions, and media outlets. At the forefront is the brutal mass murder of defenceless civilians.
OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) Flash Update #13
The cold-blooded massacre committed against hundreds of Palestinian civilians sheltering in the Baptist Hospital (Ahli Arabi Hospital) in Gaza City by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) will forever remain a stain on the conscience of humanity that has been witnessing the horrors committed against the Palestinian people without taking action to stop it.
The General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific is now aware of 45 Australians trapped in the Gaza Strip, facing extreme difficulty as they attempt to leave and come home to Australia...
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Israel has cut off all water, electricity, fuel and food supplies to Gaza, disregarding the ICRC’s warnings that without electricity, hospitals risk turning into morgues. This war crime of massive proportions is now being compounded by Israel’s military orders calling to forcefully transfer 1.1 million Palestinians, including sick and wounded hospital patients, from northern Gaza. This flagrant attempt to depopulate and expel the Palestinian civilian population constitutes a grave breach of the 4th Geneva Convention and the Rome Statute.
The brazen acts of mass-killing, wanton destruction, and state terror being committed by Israel, the occupying power, against the civilian Palestinian population are nothing less than genocidal...
The World Health Organization warns that time is running out to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe if fuel and life-saving health and humanitarian supplies cannot be urgently delivered to the Gaza Strip amidst the complete blockade.
OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) Flash Update