Israel committing genocide in Gaza: Palestine’s UN envoy

 Israel committing genocide in Gaza

The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations has lashed out at the Israeli regime for committing “genocide” against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

On Thursday, Riyad Mansour slammed Israel over its relentless and merciless onslaught on the blockaded enclave, saying, “When you put 1.8 million Palestinian civilians in this huge prison, denying them food…denying them electricity, denying them safe places, denying them adequate medical facilities, denying them clean water – what are you doing? Isn’t that genocide?”

“There is no safe place in the Gaza Strip, and it is so obvious that the entire civilian population is under attack by the Israeli army,” said Mansour, who further demanded that the Israeli regime “be brought to justice” for causing “a human-made catastrophe in the 21st century.”

In a presidential statement on Monday, the UN Security Council called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, and expressed “grave concern” over the rising civilian deaths, but fell short of condemning Israel’s attacks on Gaza.

The Palestinian ambassador expressed dissatisfaction with the statement, saying the Security Council has failed to adopt a formal resolution against the Tel Aviv regime to stop its carnage in the Gaza Strip.

“Our people in the Gaza strip are correct in saying that the international community is failing them,” he said, adding, “I hope the Security Council will reach a conclusion to adopt a resolution calling for this aggression to stop.”

Israel has been pounding the Gaza Strip since July 8. Israeli forces also began a ground offensive against the impoverished Palestinian territory on July 17.

At least 1,437 people have been killed in the Israeli aggression since July 8, and over 8,000 have been injured.

Over 80 percent of the Palestinian fatalities have been reportedly civilians, including over 300 children.

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