Al Dameer stated that the Israeli occupation authorities hold full responsibility towards the disastrous

Al Dameer stated that the Israeli occupation authorities hold full responsibility towards the disastrous consequences of the continuation and  intensification of the Gaza blockade in light of the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Al Dameer Association for human rights stated that the Israeli occupation authorities hold full responsibility towards the disastrous consequences and deteriorating humanitarian conditions caused by the continuation and  intensification of the Gaza blockade since 14 years ago and demands the international community  to take immediate intervention and put pressure on the Israeli occupation to end the blockade and to allow entry of basic needs into the Gaza strip to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The IOF continue practicing the policy of collective punishment regardless of the outbreak of  Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and have taken new severe measures in order to tighten the siege of the Gaza Strip,  On 11th August 2020,  the IOF prevented construction materials  from entry into the Gaza Strip, on the following day it reduced the fishing area from 15 to 8 nautical miles, On 13th August 2020,  it banned entry of fuel through Karam Abu Salem crossing, on 16th August 2020,  the only power plant in the Gaza Strip was shut down which led to power outage up to 16 hours a day, On 20th August 2020, The fishermen have also been prevented from entering the sea, on 23rd August 2020, IOF had prevented entry of all goods through Karam Abu Salem crossing, except for food and medicines.

Al Dameer affirms that the Gaza Strip is legally described as a territory subjected to the Israeli military occupation, and according to the international humanitarian law, the civilian population of the occupied territory must be protected by the international protection stipulated in IHL, and it affirms that the Israeli occupation as an occupying power bears responsibility of the population of the Gaza and is legally and morally responsible for providing medicines and medical supplies to the inhabitants of the Gaza.

AL Dameer strongly condemns the escalating Israeli actions and practices against people of the Gaza Strip, and added that the occupation State's continuing disregard of the rights of the Palestinian people is a natural outcome of the continued failure of the international community to fulfill its responsibilities to protect the Palestinian people and its failure to enforce accountability for violations committed by IOF  against the Palestinian people, accordingly:

Al Dameer affirms that the Israeli occupation authorities hold full responsibility towards the disastrous consequences and deteriorating humanitarian condition caused by the continuation and  intensification of the Gaza blockade.

Al Dameer demands the Israeli occupation authorities to stop the unjust measures and the collective punishment policy imposed on the inhabitants of Gaza Strip to prevent the collapse of the humanitarian situation.

Al Dameer demands the international community to put pressure on the Israeli occupying power to comply with its obligations and to allow entry of all medical supplies into the Gaza Strip especially medical devices used to diagnose or treat Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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