Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Israel kills 132 Palestinian children in two weeks between 7 July and 21 July, 2014

Dear friends, 
as you will be aware the vast majority of Palestinians killed by Israel in Gaza have been civilians, primary women and children.  According to the Palestinian Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights in Gaza, between 7 July and 21 July, Israel murdered 132 children.  On 22 July, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinians Territories (UN OCHA oPt) reported noted that "One child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days".

Below are some infographis published in the British The Telegraph, based on the statistics provided by Al Mezan.

In an interview with Al Jazeera, Issam Younis from Al Mezan Centre and Raji Sourani from the Palestinian Centre Human Rights, which is also in Gaza, accused Israel of war crimes.

Sourani noted in the interview that forcing people to evacuate their home under fire "is beyond a war crime". He went on to say that Netanyahu and his army have no right to demand people to vacate their homes and having demanded the people to do so, "proves the willful war crime".

The so-called Israeli warnings for the areas people should've evacuated, Younis said, encompassed 43 percent of the Gaza Strip, which is only 360sq km. "This is all red herrings, because forcing people to vacate is a war crime on its own."

You can read the full interview by clicking here.

In solidarity, Kim

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