Egypt Council For Human Rights highlights blatant violations of int'l humanitarian law in Gaza, West Bank

Ahram Online , Friday 27 Oct 2023

Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) outlined in a report on the recent developments and human rights violations in the embattled Gaza and the West Bank a blatant breach of international humanitarian law.

The new headquarter of Egyptian National Council for Human rights in New Cairo (Photo: NCHR)
The new headquarter of Egyptian National Council for Human rights in New Cairo (Photo: NCHR)



 The report assessed the unfolding events in Gaza and the West Bank, the NCHR said in a statement on Friday.

The report also focused on human rights violations stemming from the ongoing conflict in the Palestinian strip, on which Israel has imposed a complete besiege for three weeks now.

The council stated that these violations encompass excessive use of force against innocent civilians, widespread destruction of residential homes, and attacks on hospitals and other civilian service centers that are meant to be safe havens.

The NCHR’s report also highlighted the forced displacement of innocent populations in Gaza and the coercion of the Palestinian people to flee to neighboring countries.

“All of which serve to escalate violence and obstruct any prospects for peace in the region,” the report asserted.

Gaza has endured relentless Israeli airstrikes and a complete blockade for the past three weeks, with no access to food, power, medicines, and fuel.

The Palestinian death toll in Gaza has tragically surpassed 7,300, more than 60 percent of them children and women, as reported by the Palestinian health ministry.

Simultaneously, thousands of Palestinians have sustained injuries in the Israeli strikes, causing hospitals in Gaza to halt operations due to fuel shortages caused by the Israeli blockade.

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