The U.S. provides Israel 3 billion in aid which is then used to kill innocent civilians in Palestine. Israel is a racist apartheid state bent on committing mass murder, and while the death toll has gone beyond 1400, the number of wounded has shot up to 7,000. The Gaza Strip is only 40 km long and 10 km wide, with a population of 1.8 million people, all of whom are affected in the brutal onslaught by Israel. The state of affairs is grievous.
Dr Raed Sabbah, Director of the Union of Health Work Committees, reports that schools hosting thousands of the displaced are facing extreme water shortages, and families are struggling to find adequate food for babies and children. Hospitals, clinics and health facilities have been hit, and at least 90 schools have been damaged.
“We have witnessed many premature births as a result of the fear and psychological disorders caused by the military offensive,” said Dr Yousif Al Swaiti, the Director of our partner Al Awda Hospital. Dr Yousif and his staff have worked more than 1,000 hours overtime to cope with the inrush of patients. “The number of cases of premature births per day has doubled, compared to the average daily rate before the escalation.” – Dawn
On the 16th of July, when four boys were deliberately targeted and killed on a Gaza beach. Ahmed Abu Hassera, who witnessed the incident at the shore, told Reuters: “The kids were playing on the beach. They were all … under the age of 15. When the first shell hit land, they ran away but another shell hit them all. It looked as if the shells were chasing them.”
There have been many such incidents of brutality and victimization. It is heartbreaking to see images of men carrying the dead bodies of infants, women with their kids covered in blood, and children who have lost limbs in the bombing.
Below is a video which talks about Israel’s war crimes.