The end of the temporary truce sees Palestinian families facing fresh fear and tanks at their door, reports an Islamic Relief aid worker* in Gaza. It is day 58 since the escalation began, but it feels like 58 years. My hair is turning grey. My house is damaged. My work is suspended. I do not [...]
After briefly pressing pause, it is outrageous that the killing and destruction is now just resuming as if nothing has changed. Before the truce, a child in Gaza was being killed almost every 10 minutes. It is unconscionable that the international community is now standing by and allowing this bloodshed to continue. More than [...]
The extension of the temporary truce agreement is welcome, Islamic Relief points out, but this must now be another step towards agreeing a permanent ceasefire. The truce has ensured a pause of the bombing of civilians in Gaza for the first time in 7 weeks, and the safe release of some of the hostages and [...]
We welcome the news that there will be a pause in the relentless bombardment of Gaza and the safe release of civilian hostages and detained children. We hope that this will be adhered to by all parties. But a temporary pause will not be enough to end the bloodshed and address the humanitarian catastrophe. A [...]
The bombardment of Gaza’s hospitals must stop immediately The attacks on Gaza’s few remaining hospitals must stop immediately, Islamic Relief says, as more hospitals have been bombed and besieged overnight, putting thousands of lives at risk. It can never be morally justifiable to attack hospitals that are full of casualties and frightened civilians, and international [...]
It’s vital that aid gets in but 20 trucks of aid is nowhere near enough. Much more is needed and time is running out to prevent this humanitarian nightmare deepening still further. The scale of destruction in Gaza is enormous. Hospitals have closed and those that are still running are having to choose who to operate [...]
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