After two days of heavy Israeli bombardment of Gaza, a ceasefire was agreed through the efforts of Egypt and the UN.
How can Zionist Israel claim to be a democracy when it has imposed a tight siege of the tiny Gaza enclave where nearly two million people are held prisoners?
Gaza has been describes as an open-air prison. It is much worse. Its grim statistics—95% of the water being undrinkable leading to many otherwise preventable diseases, lack of food and lack of desperately-needed medicines—all point to the people’s alarming plight at the hands of Zionist occupiers.
Through his Covenants, the Prophet had created a pluralist society but opportunistic narrow-minded sectarians among Muslims have destroyed it resulting in disasters like that in Gaza and elsewhere.
Zionist Israel’s relentless bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip on the eve of Ramadan has killed 17 Palestinians and injured 110 others in three days of strikes.
The UN Human Rights Council’s special investigation commission says Israel may have committed war crimes in Gaza. The next step should be to bring charges against Israeli rulers—civilian and military—at the International Criminal Court.
The Zionist occupation regime continued with its barbarous policy of causing death and destruction in the besieged Gaza Strip. In the missile and aerial attacks on the tiny enclave on March 25, the Zionists destroyed 30 houses completely and caused damage to 500 others.
The Independent Commission of Inquiry established by the UN Human Rights Council did not mince words. At a Geneva press conference on February 28, its spokesperson said that by shooting unarmed civilians in Gaza, Israel “may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.”
Within the last 48 hours, the Gaza Strip has witnessed another major Israeli military escalation. Zionist warplanes bombed residential neighborhoods in the tiny enclave while artillery shells rained down every few minutes.
The Zionists are terrified of Palestinian youth flying kites over Gaza. They have used missiles fired from drones as well as artillery fire against the youth flying kites.
Killing unarmed Palestinians is routine for the Zionists, as is the unqualified support of Western regimes for such war crimes.
Israel’s killing of Palestinians has become so frequent that much of the rest of the world treats each new massacre with a hardly repressed yawn.
Egypt under the military dictatorship of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has been rewarded yet again by the United States for being a faithful ally in America’s quest for dominance in the North African region straddling the Mediterranean.
Gaza has been referred to as the “largest open-air prison” in the world. Besieged on three sides by Israel including the Mediterranean Sea, the fourth side is blocked by Egypt.
The besieged enclave of Gaza has been plunged into darkness as a result of Israel’s cutting off electricity to the two million people bottled up there.