On Friday, 5 August 2022, Israel has carried out heavy aerial and artillery bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip.
At least 15 Palestinians were killed during the first day of the Israeli aggression, including a 5-year-old girl and a 23-year-old young woman.
On the second day of the Israeli bloody aggression, dozens of Palestinians were killed, including five children.
On the third day, a ceasefire was declared to end the three-day attack which killed 45 Palestinians, including 15 children and four women killed, and injured 360 more.
During the Israeli aggression, 9 residential buildings were completely destroyed, and more than 1,500 housing units were damaged, of which 16 were completely destroyed.
“The Israeli occupation destroyed several buildings over the heads of the residents in the Al-Shout neighborhood in Rafah, on Saturday evening, violating all international humanitarian laws and conventions,” the Gaza Civil Defense said.
These war crimes were met with a weak Arab and international position.
The secretary general of the PLO executive committee, Hussein al Sheikh, condemned on Twitter the “criminal aggression against our people” in the coastal enclave.
For its part, Amman demanded that Israel “immediately stop its aggression” on the Gaza Strip. Spokesman Haitham Abu al-Ful warned of “dangerous” consequences that “will only increase tension and violence and deepen the environment of despair”.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain made very weak statements that only support the Israeli narrative.
As for the US State Department, the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip was considered a self-defense.
In turn, we call on the international community and the free world to pressure the Israeli authorities to stop their attack on the armless civilians, including children and women.
We also call on the European Union to stand by the Palestinian people, as it stands by the Ukrainians.