Sunday 21 July 2024

Over 50 UN experts demand sanctions, arms embargo on Israel over carnage in Rafah

More than 50 experts from the United Nations have called for a “decisive international action” to impose sanctions and arms embargo on Israel over its killing of dozens of Palestinians in a carnage at a makeshift tent camp in Rafah. 

The Zionist regime on Sunday night launched a deadly strike on a tent encampment designated for the displaced civilians in Tel al-Sultan north of Rafah in the besieged Gaza Strip, which led to an enormous inferno,claiming the lives of some 50 Palestinians, many of them women and children, and wounding more than 250 others.


The carnage drew global condemnations and calls for the implementation of a World Court order to halt Israel’s brutal aggression on Gaza.


On Thursday, more than 50 UN experts strongly condemned the strike on the makeshift camp, stressing, “These barbaric attacks are a flagrant violation of international law. They are also an attack on human decency and our collective humanity.”


“Harrowing images of destruction, displacement and death have emerged from Rafah, including infants torn apart and people burnt alive. Reports emerging from the ground indicate that the strikes were indiscriminate and disproportionate, with people trapped inside burning plastic tents, leading to a horrific casualty toll,” the group added.


The experts said that such “barbaric” attacks on civilians flagrantly breach the laws of war, criticizing the international community for its failure to halt Israel’s war machine in the Palestinian territory. These attacks “are also an attack on human decency and our collective humanity,” they stressed.


UN experts outraged by #Israeli strikes on civilians sheltering in #Rafah camps, demand int’l investigation, sanctions & arms embargo.


 “The flow of arms into Israel must stop immediately. It is abundantly clear that these weapons are being used to brutally kill and maim Palestinian civilians,” the UN experts demanded.


“The agony of Gaza’s people must end now,” they emphasized.


Zionist regime launched the barbarous campaign in Gaza on October 7 after Palestinian resistance groups carried out a surprise retaliatory operation into the occupied territories.


Concomitantly with the war, the regime has been enforcing a near-total siege on the coastal territory, which has reduced the flow of foodstuffs, medicine, electricity, and water into the Palestinian territory into a trickle.


Zionist regime has martyred over 36,000 people, most of them women, children, and adolescents in Gaza since that October day.



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