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‘Preventing Should Cease’: U.N. Holds First Public Assembly on Gaza Battle

The United Nations Safety Council met to debate the disaster in Gaza and Israel on Sunday however took no motion, at the same time as members decried the violence. Palestinian and Israeli diplomats spoke on the assembly.

We meet as we speak amid probably the most severe escalation in Gaza and Israel in years. The present hostilities are totally appalling. This newest spherical of violence solely perpetuates the cycles of loss of life, destruction and despair and pushes farther to the horizon any hopes of coexistence and peace. Preventing should cease. Keep in mind that every time Israel hears a overseas chief communicate of its proper to defend itself, it’s additional emboldened to proceed murdering total households of their sleep. Israel is killing Palestinians in Gaza, one household at a time. Israel is attempting to uproot Palestinians from Jerusalem, expelling households, one house, one neighborhood at a time. Israel is persecuting our individuals, committing battle crimes and crimes towards humanity. Some could not need to use these phrases — battle crimes and crimes towards humanity — however they know they’re true. You may create false ethical equivalence, immoral equivalence, between the actions of a democracy that sanctifies life and people of a terrorist group that glorifies loss of life, by calling for restraint, restraint on all sides, and failing to unequivocally condemn Hamas. For those who make this selection, it’ll result in the success of Hamas’s insidious technique of firing at Israeli civilians whereas hiding behind Palestinian civilians. It’ll result in the deaths of extra harmless Israelis and Palestinians. It’ll result in the strengthening of Hamas, the weakening of the Palestinian Authority, and the undermining of the possibilities for a dialogue.

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