Brazilian President Lula da Silva described the Israeli war on Gaza strip By genocideWhile the Spanish Acting Minister of Social Rights, Ione Pellara, called on European countries to sever diplomatic relations with Israel, she said Amnesty International The Israeli occupation army’s threats ordering the residents of northern Gaza to forcibly displace may amount to war crimes.
In televised statements, da Silva said yesterday, Wednesday, that the matter is not about arguing about who was right and who was wrong, or who fired first and who fired later, but “the problem is not war, this is genocide, which caused the death of nearly two thousand children who had no children.” “Any relation to what is happening, they are essentially victims in this conflict.”
The Brazilian President – whose country chairs the UN Security Council – had considered – the day before yesterday, Tuesday – that the attack – launched by… Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades The military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement agitation– In Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, Israel is not given the right to “kill millions of innocent people.”
Lula said in his weekly program on Tuesday, “Dialogue with the President,” which is broadcast on social media, “Israel must remain in its lands designated by the United Nations, and the Palestinians must have the right to have their lands (…) so that no one invades the other’s lands.”
He added, “My role is to work to make negotiations possible” with the aim of reaching a ceasefire.
Da Silva criticized the weak role of the United Nations, and reiterated the necessity of “establishing a humanitarian corridor to ensure the supply of electricity to hospitals and the entry of international humanitarian aid,” which began arriving in Gaza in very small quantities on Saturday.
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Call for sanctions
In an escalation of the tone of some European officials, the acting Spanish Minister of Social Rights, Ione Pellara, called on European countries to sever diplomatic relations with Israel and impose an arms embargo and economic sanctions.
Belara said in a blog post on the “X” platform on Tuesday, “Let’s move. It is still possible to stop genocide,” referring to the raids carried out by Israeli fighters on the Gaza Strip, which left thousands of civilians martyred. Mostly women, children and the elderly.
The Minister also called on European countries to take action against Israel and asked them to take 4 urgent decisions, which include severing diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv, decisively imposing economic sanctions, an arms embargo, and submitting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and all other political leaders who bombed civilians to the International Criminal Court.
While the Israeli occupation army continues its aggression against the Gaza Strip for the 20th day, Amnesty International said that the Israeli army’s threats ordering residents of the northern Gaza Strip to forcibly displace may amount to war crimes.
The organization pointed out, in a statement on Wednesday evening, that on October 21, the Israeli army dropped leaflets in northern Gaza ordering residents to evacuate the area immediately, claiming that their lives were in danger. The army threatened that anyone who chose not to evacuate (his home) from northern Gaza to the south of the Gaza Valley area could be identified as a “partner in a terrorist organization.”
Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Response Program Advisor, Donatella Rovera, said that declaring an entire city or area a military target is completely contrary to international humanitarian law, which stipulates that those who carry out attacks must distinguish between civilians or civilian objects and military targets.
It stressed that violating the principle of discrimination by targeting civilians or civilian objects, or by carrying out indiscriminate attacks that lead to the death or injury of civilians, is a war crime.
The human rights official added that these publications constitute additional evidence that Israel aims to forcibly displace civilians in northern Gaza. She added that these threats may also amount to the war crime of collective punishment, because Israel holds hundreds of thousands of civilians responsible for actions they did not commit.
Under the bombing and threats of the Israeli army, about 1.4 million Palestinians have already been displaced out of the 2.3 million people of Gaza, who are already suffering from extremely deteriorating living conditions, as a result of an ongoing Israeli siege since 2006.
Amnesty International renewed its call for the immediate cancellation of forced evacuation orders, as well as all conditions imposed on the urgent distribution of humanitarian aid, and to allow aid, including fuel, to enter Gaza in sufficient quantities to meet the urgent needs of the civilian population.
Since the start of the war, Israel has cut off supplies of water, food, medicine, and electricity to the residents of Gaza, amid warnings of a humanitarian catastrophe and the collapse of the health system in the besieged Strip. The number of martyrs as a result of the Israeli aggression on Gaza exceeded 7,000, most of whom were women, children and the elderly.