Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NAM, China, G77 Strongly Slam Israel War on Gaza
IDF bombs the people of Gaza killing over 1,200 so far.
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:26AM GMT

The Joint Coordinating Committee of the Non-Aligned Movement (JCC), the Group of 77 and China have strongly condemned Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip , urging an immediate end to the Tel Aviv regime’s attacks on the besieged coastal sliver.

In a communiqué on Tuesday, members of the JCC, the Group of 77 and China called on the international community and, in particular, the United Nations Security Council, to exert all efforts to bring Israel’s war to an end.

“The Security Council must uphold its Charter duties with an immediate viewing to saving and protecting innocent civilian lives and averting the further destabilization of the situation, which constitutes a threat to regional and international peace and security, and must adopt a resolution to this effect,” said the communiqué.

“Israel must be demanded to abide forthwith by all of its obligations under international law, particularly the 4th Geneva Convention, and by all relevant United Nations resolutions,” it added.

NAM is an international organization with 120 member states that is not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. Nearly two-thirds of the member states of the United Nations are also NAM members.

The Group of 77 is a coalition of developing nations, designed to promote its members’ collective economic interests and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the UN.

At least 1,262 people have been killed in the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip since July 8. Over 7,000 people have also been injured.

Over 80 percent of the Palestinian fatalities have been reportedly civilians, including nearly 300 children.

Gaza is also under Israel’s blockade since June 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standards of living and poverty. The Rafah border crossing, linking Gaza to Egypt, is the only escape route that does not lead into Israel and can be used for the delivery of food and medical stuff to the besieged coastal strip but it has been kept shut by Egypt since 2007. 

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