AFIC condemns in the strongest terms the actions of Israel in its continued killing of Palestinians after further reports of attacks in Gaza in recent days. The Global community must condemn these actions in the strongest possible terms.
These periodic attacks on the civilian Palestinian population have taken a horrific toll in recent years.
Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed and thousands injured during this time. The reported 40+ deaths over the last few days must be seen as part of this ongoing campaign against the Palestinians and not as an isolated incident. Such actions would not be accepted in any other circumstances and yet the world continues to turn a blind eye to the crimes of Israel and the plight of the Palestinians.
AFIC President, Dr Rateb Jneid, stated, “We will continue to speak out against the crimes of Israel and highlight the hypocrisy of the world when it comes to issues of human rights and democracy. Israel is an occupying force that is indiscriminately killing people whose land it occupies.”
There can be no peace in the region while Israel is allowed to continue such attacks without consequence. We call on the global community to stand up and put a stop to the ongoing oppression and killing of Palestinians.
Today AFIC has written to the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition expressing in the strongest terms our concerns for the plight of the Palestinian people.