7 August 2022 |Reference 44/2022
For the third day in a row, Israel continued its offensive on the Gaza Strip by carrying out intensive attacks on densely populated areas during night and at dawn, targeting houses without warning, and creating a state of fear among two million protected civilians.
Al Mezan’s documentation shows that Israel’s attacks against the Gaza Strip have so far resulted in the death of 31 Palestinians—including six children and four women—and the injury of 228 others—including 90 children and 33 women. Meanwhile, Gaza crossings remained closed for the sixth consecutive day, leading Gaza’s only power plant to shut down due to the lack of fuel, significant shortages in food and medicine, and increased deterioration of humanitarian conditions.
The following are the most prominent Israeli attacks against the Gaza Strip which took place after the issuance of yesterday’s press release:
Al Mezan reiterates its strongest condemnation of Israel’s attacks and destruction in the Gaza Strip which target civilians, their property, and other civilian objects, in a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law, particularly the principles of distinction and proportionality. Al Mezan asserts that the intentional and systematic killing of civilians and the destruction of their property are war crimes, which by their nature and gravity require immediate action by the international community to ensure their end and to hold perpetrators accountable.
Therefore, Al Mezan calls on the international community to promptly and effectively intervene to stop the Israeli military offensive, protect civilians’ lives and property, and take actual steps to compel Israel to respect international humanitarian and human rights law. Al Mezan also warns that the international community’s inaction toward the situation in Gaza and failure to provide perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity accountable encourages Israel to commit more crimes and atrocities against Palestinians in Gaza, whether by the imposition of a 15-year closure and blockade or by launching military attacks whose victims are mostly civilians.
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