UN official resigns over failure to stop massacre in Gaza

UN official resigns over failure to stop massacre in Gaza
UN official resigns over failure to stop massacre in Gaza

Craig Mokhiber, director of the New York office of the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights, resigned in protest of the massacre in Gaza. He resigned in protest at the organization’s inability to stop the massacre in Gaza.

In a statement, Craig said, the United Nations could not stop the genocide even though it saw it before its eyes. He called for the fight against apartheid and the establishment of a single secular democratic state based on human rights for the people of Palestine.

Earlier on Monday, he said in a post on X that this genocide is the result of the way the US and other Western governments have been giving concessions to Israel for decades.

Meanwhile, Gaza’s Jabalia refugee camp has been reduced to rubble by Israeli airstrikes. At least 50 people died. Israeli forces have increased their attacks on Khan Yunis, Jenin camp and the West Bank. Internet connections in Gaza have been shut down again. Meanwhile, Gaza’s Rafah crossing was opened for the first time to send a small number of wounded Palestinians to Egypt for treatment.

The intensity of Israeli aggression is increasing in the occupied Palestinian Gaza Strip. The Israeli army began advancing on the main city of Gaza from three directions on Tuesday. Israel has reported the death of 11 soldiers in the conflict with Hamas. Meanwhile, Iran has warned that groups like the Houthis may increase operations against Israel.

Israel has been invading Gaza for more than 3 weeks. Along with air strikes, ground operations are now underway.

Heavy clashes broke out between Israeli forces and Hamas in northern Gaza on Tuesday. Israel claims that several Hamas fighters have been killed. Besides, some anti-tank rocket launching cells were also reported destroyed and numerous weapons seized.

Hamas claims to have killed several Israeli soldiers. Two armored vehicles were destroyed. In addition, Hamas reported attacks on two groups of soldiers and vehicles.

The conflict has been ongoing in the Gaza Strip for the past 24 days. At this time, Israel’s indiscriminate airstrikes and shelling in Gaza have killed more than 8,000 Palestinians. Almost half of them are children. More than 3,000 children have been killed in the ongoing attacks, according to Save the Children. That is more than the number of children killed in conflict worldwide every year since 2019.

On October 7, Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel. 1 thousand 400 people were killed in it. Since then, Israel has continued to attack Gaza.

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