The international community is expressing its horror at the Israeli massacre in a queue for the distribution of aid

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The United Nations Security Council met urgently behind closed doors yesterday without discussing anything. The EU as well as countries such as Spain, France and Australia have condemned the attack. Colombia has gone further and announced the suspension of arms purchases from Israel.

“Horror”, “conviction” and even “genocide”. These are the words most used by the international community following Israel’s attack on the civilian population awaiting humanitarian aid in Gaza.

The Secretary General of the UNAntónio Guterres has condemned the massacre and again demanded a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. “Desperate civilians in Gaza need urgent help, including those in the besieged north, where the UN has been unable to provide assistance for more than a week,” said spokesman Stéphane Dujarric.

Hours earlier, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths expressed “horror” after the deaths of dozens of people. “Even as almost five months of brutal hostilities have passed, Gaza still has the ability to influence us,” Griffiths lamented.

He United Nations Security Council The Council met in an emergency closed session yesterday afternoon at the request of Algeria. Earlier, spokesman Dujarric said the incident must be investigated: “We are in the middle of a conflict and there will be a moment for accountability with transparent investigations (…), there are various mechanisms at national and international level. We don’t know exactly… as far as we’re concerned, we don’t know exactly what happened,” the spokesperson emphasized.

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell has said he feels “shocked” by the “carnage” of civilians. “These deaths are completely unacceptable. Withholding aid from people constitutes a serious violation of humanitarian law,” he said on the social network X.

A dozen countries have condemned the events, among others. Spain, France, China, Australia, MexicoColombia and several Gulf states, including Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia or Iran.

The minister Spanish of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares, has called the events “unacceptable” and called for an immediate ceasefire.

Along the same lines, the president FrenchEmmanuel Macron has expressed his “deep outrage” over the recent attack and called for “truth, justice and respect for international law.”

In addition to the condemnation, the president said of ColombiaGustavo Petro has announced the suspension of arms purchases from Israel after condemning the Israeli attack. “More than 100 Palestinians were murdered by (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu begging for food. This is called genocide and is reminiscent of the Holocaust, even though world powers are reluctant to acknowledge it. The world must block Netanyahu. Colombia suspends all purchases of weapons from Israel,” he declared via his profile on the social network X, formerly Twitter.

Onegés as Doctors Without Borders (Doctors Without Borders) And Amnesty InternationalI (AI) am “shocked” by the carnage. On a tougher note, AI has called on Israel’s allies to “end their inaction in light of Israel’s defiance of the International Court of Justice’s order and failure to meet its obligations under international law.” “There must be immediate and effective actions to prevent genocide and protect civilians in Gaza,” he concluded.


Source: EITB

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