In Gaza: No Cease-fire without real justice
Between a political combat to broker a “just” cease fire; with Egypt and Saudi Arabia on one side and Qatar and Turkey on the other, the death toll in Gaza rises, Israel renews in beating Gaza with internationally condemned weapons at disproportionate force and continues to breach any humanitarian cease fire agreed upon by all parties. By Saturday, more than 60,000 people had sought shelter in 49 UNRWA schools, the UN reported, exceeding the number sheltered in the agency’s facilities during Operation Cast Lead. As the international communities, governments and public figures witness the deliberate torture of 1.8 million Palestinians that reside in the Gaza strip, a region at its peak 25 miles in length and 6 miles in width. With its people suffering amid an ongoing lockdown since 2007, the Palestinian resistance movements and leadership amidst efforts to interlock the Palestinian public opinion, political stance and demands of the various but yet united Palestinian resistance movements, call for an immediate ceasefire with Israel, only to be conditioned with an end to the blockade and the restoration of basic freedoms that have been denied to the people for more than seven years. As the international governments remain silent and blatantly refuse to demonstrate a diplomatic will to enforce the basic rights of the Palestinian people, Israel and its collaborates across the world continue in attempt to dismantle the Palestinian resistance movement and stall if not fail persistent efforts to form a unity government between different Palestinian factions. Yet, Palestine as a whole, refuses to return to the status quo in which Israel strictly limits travel in and out of the Gaza Strip, controls the supplies imported (including a ban on most construction materials and humanitarian aid), and prohibits virtually all exports, thus crippling the economy and triggering one of the highest poverty and unemployment rates in the Arab world.