Accusations of Israel before the United Nations of committing “genocide” against the residents of Gaza

Many countries accused Israel of committing “genocide” during the war in Gaza, yesterday, Monday, before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

This came on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 9, 1948.

Palestinian representative to the United Nations Dima Asfour said that the “man-made catastrophe” resulting from the massive bombing and ground attack by the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip constitutes “a model case of genocide.” “Warning signs of genocide should prompt us to act,” she added, referring to the Genocide Convention.

In a blog post on the X platform, The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Francesca Albanese, asked European countries to show a strong response to Israel regarding the events in Gaza.

“Dear Europeans, Italians and Germans: After the Holocaust, we must know that genocide begins with the dehumanization of the other,” she said.

Albanese added, “If the Israeli attack on the Palestinians does not prompt us to react strongly, then the darkest page in our modern history has taught us nothing.”

Since last October 7, Israel has been waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, which, as of Monday afternoon, has left 15,899 Palestinian martyrs and more than 42,000 wounded, in addition to massive infrastructure destruction and an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe, according to official Palestinian and UN sources. .

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