May 18, 2024

Pakistan strongly condemns Israel’s ‘barbaric’ bombardment close to Jordanian hospital in Gaza

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s international workplace strongly condemned Israel’s bombardment of a Jordanian discipline hospital in Gaza on Thursday, becoming a member of Arab states in demanding a “thorough investigation” into the incident. 

Jordan’s international ministry confirmed on Thursday seven workers members had been wounded by the Israeli shelling of a Jordanian discipline hospital in Gaza. The assault drew widespread condemnation from a number of Arab states together with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Egypt and Kuwait. 

Pakistan’s international workplace issued a press release condemning the incident, saying that the “inhumane assault” was the newest in a sequence of Israel’s assaults on hospitals and medical amenities in Gaza, including that it constitutes a “warfare crime” and flagrant violation of worldwide regulation. 

“Pakistan joins the decision for a radical investigation into this barbaric incident and different assaults on medical amenities in Gaza,” the international workplace mentioned.

“And for holding the occupation forces accountable for the warfare crimes being perpetrated within the occupied Palestinian territories.”

The international workplace referred to as on the worldwide group to intervene to deliver an finish to Israeli atrocities in Gaza and convey a few cease-fire within the territory. 

Israel has launched a warfare on Gaza since Oct. 7 after Hamas fighters rampaged by means of southern Israel, killing 1,200 individuals and taking some 240 hostages. Israel retaliated by imposing a strict blockade of the enclave, and finishing up airstrikes and floor assaults that Palestinian officers say have killed round 11,500 individuals, of which 40 p.c are kids, with many extra lifeless and buried beneath the rubble.

Complete generations of Palestinian households within the besieged Gaza Strip have been killed, from great-grandparents to infants solely weeks previous. Assaults are occurring at a scale by no means seen in years of battle, with Israel hitting faculties, hospitals, residential areas, mosques and church buildings, even hanging areas in southern Gaza the place Israeli forces ordered civilians to flee.

In a press release launched earlier at present, Thursday, Pakistan’s international workplace referred to as on Israel to be held accountable for “intentionally” focusing on mosques, church buildings and faculties sheltering civilians who had been rendered homeless due to Israel’s destruction of their properties.

“By decimating civilian infrastructure and symbols of self-governance, together with the Legislative Council, Israel is intentionally making Gaza uninhabitable for its civilian inhabitants. Backers of Israel should cease Israel from implementing its plans,” the international workplace mentioned, calling Israel’s assaults “warfare crimes” and the “ethnic cleaning of the Palestinian individuals.”

Gaza’s largest hospital, Al Shifa, has turn into the chief goal of the bottom incursion by Israeli forces, who say Hamas operations are headquartered in tunnels beneath it. Hamas has denied the accusation as “lies and low cost propaganda.”

Israel has ordered the evacuation of the complete northern half of Gaza, and round two-thirds of its 2.3 million residents at the moment are homeless. On Thursday, Israeli forces dropped leaflets warning Palestinians to flee components of southern Gaza, signaling a doable enlargement of operations to areas the place lots of of 1000’s of people that heeded earlier evacuation orders are crowded into UN-run shelters and household properties.

Broadening the offensive to the south, the place meals, water and electrical energy are more and more scarce and on which Israel already carries out every day air raids, threatens to worsen an already extreme humanitarian disaster within the besieged territory.