Amnesty International, the World Health Organization, and Save the Children are among the 50 organizations including UN-affiliated groups calling upon Israel to remove the Gaza blockade.
“For over five years in Gaza, more than 1.6 million people have been under blockade in violation of international law. More than half of these people are children. We the undersigned say with one voice: ‘end the blockade now,’” the petition reads.
Israel has considerably relaxed the blockage, but feels it is essential since the governing body is Hamas affiliated. A spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office pointed out on Thursday, 24 Sivan 5772, sniper fire from Gaza was directed at a tractor driver working a field in southern Israel.
The pressure by the international community dissipated for a while, but it appears that Israel is once again in the sights of those whose concerns focus on the lives of residents of the terror regime.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)