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Now israelis and the US are allowed to look at all the 67 children including toddlers brutally murdered by the airial bombings on the Gaza enclave in the 11 days of israel’s barbaric aggression.

Will the faces of these slaugthered children moved the feelings of mothers and fathers of israel and the US populace ? Does this murderous military attacks of children by the israel bombardments an acceptable act by any reasons ?

The 67 faces are not just numbers. They are innocent beautifull faces of children who do not understand what the hostility is all about.

Some of them were exterminated together with the whole family members because the family decided to die together in one room when the shellings from israel fighter jets started the assault.

And why were they targetted ? Israel claimed , without any proof , that they were human shields by Hamas. This has consistently been used as an excuse for israel to annihilate Gaza children.

It is clear , that israel had all this while , launched attacks with the intention of exterminating as many Palestinians as possible.

In the 2014 attacks on Gaza by israel for 51 days , 547 Palestinian children were killed during Israeli military onslaught against the Gaza Strip, an international rights group devoted to children’s welfare reported.

535 of them as a direct result of Israeli attacks , Defense for Children International-Palestine said in a report.

According to the report, 68 percent of the children killed during the Israeli assault were 12 years old or younger.

Over 2,160 Palestinians, mostly civilians, were killed – and some 11,000 injured – in the onslaught.

Israel committed grave violations against children that amounted to war crimes, including the direct targeting of children by Israeli aerial drones and attacks on schools and residential areas.

Israel’s aerial drones, killed 164 children in drone strikes during the offensive.

Not a single Israeli politician or military official had been held to account for the deaths.

This “systemic impunity” had allowed the self-proclaimed Jewish state to continue its oppressive policies against children in Gaza.

The world has the instrument to prosecute war criminals.

Why is the world in a standstill ?

Under the terms of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949, children are protected in the same way as are “all persons taking no active part in the hostilities.” The Fourth Geneva Convention provides that, during both international and non-international armed conflicts, all civilians, children being thereby included, are entitled to humane treatment.

The 1977 Protocols Additional to the Geneva Convention specifically provided the protection of children in conflict zones.

The 1974 General Assembly Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergency and Armed Conflict is also stated clearly.

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said recently this year ( 2021 ): “If there is a hell on earth, it is the lives of children in Gaza today”

So , what is the world community going to do about this?

Gaza is a killing field for the israel occupation forces. It is an enclave for the last 15 years under israel’s total blockade.

We despise the US President Joe Biden who announced he will help to rebuild Gaza while dismissing the fact the it was the US arsenals handed over to israel that had destroyed Gaza. US fully supported israel to siege Gaza , attacked it at will , and now proclaimed it will rebuild Gaza !! A display of a hipocracy of the highest order.

We cannot accept such blatant double standard. Giving all the protection to israel while Gaza left at the mercy of brutal attacks from israel.

The so called US humanitarian assistance to Gaza is nothing more than a mask to hide its complicit with the war crimes by israel.

We demand that israel and the US be fully held accountable for the murder of the 67 children.The impunity must end.

The blockade on Gaza must be lifted unconditionally.

Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid
President MAPIM

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