EOHR demands the Security Council to intervene for ceasefire in Gaza

July 21st, 2014 by Editor

In the light of the tragedy of the Israeli aggression to Gaza, the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) demands for a quick action of the UN Security Council to limit the dangerous escalation of the Israeli occupation forces in Palestine, urging the ceasefire and the respect of the truce achieved in November 2012, and for the implementation of the Egyptian Initiative to stop bloodshed.

In particular, the Egyptian Initiative obtained the support of all the international, local and global forces and the favour of the Arab League, with the visit of John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, and Ban Ki Moon, the UN Secretary General, in Cairo on Saturday 19 July. This devolves the responsibility of ceasing the fire and stopping the bloodshed to the whole world, in order to ensure the right of the Palestinians to live in safety and to obtain their legitimate rights.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced on Monday morning the rise in the number of the victims of the military operation to 501 Palestinian martyrs and 3150 injuried, since the beginning of the military operation on 7 July 2014. The same operation also provoked the destruction of 1090 entire residential units and damaged part of other 18070, according to a preliminary statistic of the Palestinian Ministry of Public Works and Housing.

In order to limit the bloodshed and alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian People in the occupied territories, the Organization demands for the implementation of the Egyptian Initiative that confirms the need of a quick ceasefire, in the light of the talks held with Israel, the Palestinian leadership and other Palestinian factions, on the ceasing of hostilities by land, sea and air.

The Organization expresses its grave concern on the ongoing escalation of the situation in the Palestinian territories, renewing the demand for the immediate cessation of the reciprocal acts of violence to spare civilians from the increase of their sufferings and avoid more civilian victims. The situation gets more complex and it is difficult to return to negotiations that lead to the realization of the Palestinian People’s aspirations and the establishment of an independent state with its capital Jerusalem implementing the resolutions of international legitimacy and the Arab Peace Initiative.

Hafez Abo ElSaada, President of the Organization, condemns  the brutal aggression against the Palestinian People, addressing its negative effect on the peace and security of the entire area and assuring that Israel’s action is not only considered as occupation of the Palestinian territories, but also as a brutal action that violates the fundamental human rights, as the right to life, freedom and personal safety.

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