CIR condemns international stance supporting Israeli crimes against Palestinians

Council on International Relations – Palestine (CIR) condemned the international stance towards the Israeli assault against the Palestinians through the last two days.

This international position encouraged “Israel” to get further with committing more crimes of destroying press offices and civilian buildings, the council said Wednesday in a statement.

The council condemned the failure of the Security Council in taking an action today towards the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip. Kuwait and Bolivia asked the United Nations Security Council to meet behind closed-doors on Tuesday over the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip and the using of excessive force against the civilians.

The Palestinian Government Information Office in the Gaza Strip affirmed that 150 Israeli air raids were carried out during which 80 buildings and institutions, including governmental and civilian facilities, were fully or partially destroyed.

The CIR said it was surprised by the German Foreign Office’s position in which it adopted the Israeli occupation narrative towards the recent events.

“The German office turned a blind eye to the blatant Israeli aggression and the right of the Palestinian people to resist it according to the international law and UN Resolutions”, the CIR added.

The council pointed out that the recent escalation broke out when Israeli special forces infiltrated into the Gaza Strip and assassinated 7 Palestinians just after 24 hours of reaching cease-fire agreement between both sides.

In the same vein, the council considered the statements issued by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and European Union as biased in favor of the Israeli occupation. “Mr. Guterres and the EU didn’t refer in their statements to the Israeli crimes against the Palestinians drawing a parallel between the victims and the oppressor”, the council said.

The council called on the international community to take serious actions towards the Israeli crimes and put pressure on “Israel” to stop behaving above the law.