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Pakistan’s rights panel demands immediate halt to Israeli aggression in Gaza

By A Correspondent

New Delhi, Nov. 13, 2023
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Sunday urged the international community to stop the ceaseless violence in Gaza perpetuated by Israel in response to Hamas’s October 7 attack inside the Zionist entity.

In its biannual meeting, the governing council of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) adopted a resolution expressing its deepest apprehension over the ceaseless violence in Gaza. Israel’s determination to annihilate the civilian population in Gaza – without remorse and without accountability – is simply unacceptable. The fact that Israel has killed over 4,000 children, deliberately targeted hospitals and refugee camps, and imposed a siege that makes access to food, clean water, fuel, and medical supplies virtually impossible signals genocidal intent.

While Hamas’ taking of hostages contravenes international law, the international community must not be lulled into accepting false balances. The moral bankruptcy of the West, the lethargy of Muslim countries that claim to uphold the Palestinian cause, and the inability of the United Nations to assert itself are causes for immense concern for the way that this will shape the world in the months to come.

HRCP’s Council calls for an immediate ceasefire and urges the international community to use this tragedy to devise and implement a sustained peace process that puts civilians and their rights ahead of military paradigms. It also stands in solidarity with the hundreds of human rights defenders in the region who continue to monitor and document the situation at enormous risk to themselves.

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