“The reality has never been so grim. And yet, in the midst of this darkness, there are Israelis and Palestinians who are working tirelessly for an end to bloodshed, and to all forms of violence—including the structural violence of the occupation/siege.”
“Last night, children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in a UN designated shelter in Gaza,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl reports.
More than 50 reservists in the Israeli military have announced their refusal to serve in the army and expressed solidarity with “all those who resist being called to service”.
Last year, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the state of affairs on human rights in the Palestinian Territories occupied by Israel since 1967, Richard Falk, called on Israel to end its siege of the Gaza Strip.
Canada’s official policy towards key issues in the Israeli-Palestine conflict and relevant international law.
The United Nations Security Council called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza on Sunday, as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon travelled to the region to “express solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis and help bring about a ceasefire”.