World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Israeli escalation and aggression must stop immediately

Media Alert

Canberra

10 July, 2014

Israeli escalation and aggression against Palestinian people must stop immediately

More than 160 military airstrikes, deliberately, targeting civilian areas have been launched by the Israeli government, killing 41 Palestinians and injuring more than 500 civilians. Among those killed, 13 were aged 16 or younger. The youngest victim, 18 months old Mohammed Malakiyeh, was killed along with his 27 years old mother, while the oldest victim, was 80 years old Naifeh Farjallah.

Israel’s systematic attacks on the 1.7 Palestinians imprisoned in the Gaza Strip and who are held there forcibly by Israel’s blockade are killing innocent people and threaten to further destabilize the already volatile situation.

The General Delegation of Palestine strongly condemns these immoral attacks on the people of the already besieged Gaza Strip who cannot escape to safety.

Israel’s deadly attacks are in grave breach of international law, including international humanitarian law and the relevant provisions regarding the protection of civilians in armed conflict. Israel’s attacks are also in grave breach of the prohibition of reprisals and collective punishment against the civilian populations under occupation.

Israel’s continuing siege on the Gaza Strip and Israel’s refusal to stop building settlements on Palestinian land which has forced the collapse of peace talks, are the fundamental problems of creating a deep-seated atmosphere of mistrust and scepticism of Israel’s claim to desire peace.

The General Delegation of Palestine calls on the New Zealand Government, to demand Israel adhere to its legal obligations and responsibilities as they clearly exist within international law. New Zealand as part of the international community, must act in concert to protect the people of Gaza and uphold their humanity in the face of Israel’s horrific attacks.

The General Delegation of Palestine calls on the New Zealand Government to demand Israel cease its attacks on the people of Gaza who are held captive by Israel while also being subjected to Israel’s collective and retributive violence from which there is no hope of escape.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

West Papua: “Lest We Forget”

AS Anzac approaches and Australians and New Zealanders remember those who fought and lost their lives on Anzac Day, it is hoped we will also remember the unfree people of the Pacific region and in particular those who are still suffering from human ... More>>

Iran: 81 Executions In One Week

Coincident with mass executions in the prisons of Ghezel-Hessar, Karaj and other cities, the anti-human regime of mullahs sent 16 other prisoners to the gallows in Mashhad and Birjand (northeastern Iran). Twelve of them were hanged collectively ... More>>

Al-Shabaab: Four Unicef Staff Killed In Somalia

Four UNICEF staff members have been killed in an attack on their vehicle in Garowe, Somalia. Four other UNICEF colleagues are in a serious condition. The IED (improvised explosive device) attack occurred when the staff were travelling from their guest ... More>>

UN: Suicide Attack In Jalalabad Condemned

NEW YORK/KABUL/GENEVA (18April 2015) – “I strongly condemn the brutal suicide attack that coincided with my visit to Jalalabad today,” said United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović during his visit to Afghanistan. ... More>>

Save The Children: STC Urges EU Leaders To Act To Prevent More Mass Drownings

Save the Children Urges EU Leaders to Act to Prevent More Mass Drownings at Sea. More>>

ALSO:

Japan: Independent Experts Slam Japan’s New Whaling Plan

Independent experts slam Japan’s new whaling plan and declare no more whales need to be killed for Antarctic research More>>

Gaza Strip: Attacks In The Border Areas

Following disengagement from the Gaza Strip in September 2005, Israel unilaterally and illegally established a so-called “buffer zone”, an area prohibited to Palestinians along the land and sea borders of the Gaza Strip. The precise area designated by ... More>>

Australian Government: Iraq Deployment: Joint Press Conference, Canberra

Back in March, the Government announced that we were preparing a force for a Building Partner Capacity training mission in Iraq. I can inform you that today the Cabinet has decided to deploy that force. The deployment will start tomorrow and we expect ... More>>

UNHRC: UN Committee Against Torture To Review New Zealand

UN Committee against torture to review New Zealand, Congo, Romania, Luxembourg, Spain, Serbia, Colombia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia More>>

UNHRC: Nigeria: One Year On, Call To Bring Back Abducted Children

Nigeria: One year on, UN and African experts call for decisive steps to bring back abducted children More>>

EU & US Let Iran Win Top Seat On UN Women’s Rights Board

EU & US Allowed Iran to Win Top Seat on UN Women’s Rights Board, Rights Group Says More>>

Peaceful Tree Planting Attacked By Zionist Settlers/soldiers

Peaceful tree planting attacked by zionist settlers and soldiers, two Palestinians hospitalised and a German activist arrested. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news