Formally condemned by the UN, the complete siege of the martyred enclave of Gaza that Netanyahu’s government, carried away by its vengeful and exterminating fury, wanted to impose on Monday, came up against the veto of international humanitarian law.
As the UN recalled on Tuesday, this abominable act of reprisal aimed at depriving Gaza of everything, notably electricity, water and gas, as trumpeted by Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant , is in fact considered as ” illegal “ with regard to international humanitarian law.
An international law that the Israeli apartheid state is accustomed to blithely flouting, angrily trampling on, massively violating, with its perfectly immoral impunity! So much so that we are justified in wondering what echo this solemn and pressing call to UN order will have…
“ The imposition of sieges that endanger the lives of civilians by depriving them of goods essential to their survival is prohibited by international humanitarian law »underlined the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, in a press release.
In the process, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged the opening of a humanitarian corridor to the Gaza Strip. “ A humanitarian corridor is needed to deliver essential medical supplies to populations »insisted a WHO spokesperson, Tarik Jasarevic, during a UN briefing in Geneva.
While the Israeli strikes blind redouble their intensity, making more 687 civilian casualties and 3,727 injured to date, according to local authorities, the number of people displaced within the Gaza Strip continues to grow, amounting to 187,500according to the terrible count of UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
“ The number of displaced people has increased significantly in the Gaza Strip, reaching more than 187,500 since Saturday. Most take refuge in UNRWA schools, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees », said today, a spokesperson for Ocha, Jens Laerke, during a press briefing in Geneva.