The rescue of Palestinians is in the hands of the world community

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War is always awful, scary and barbaric, it brings destruction and death on both sides, but what is happening now in the Gaza Strip is unprecedented. The armed conflict has been going on for more than 4 months, and from day to day the situation keeps getting worse: over 25,000 Palestinians have been killed and more than 62,000 wounded. Furthermore, thousands of locals are still trapped under the rubble of destroyed buildings, with rescuers are being unable to reach them. In addition to constant shelling and attacks, enclave residents face another serious problem – a humanitarian crisis, which the UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths described as the “worst ever”. Shortages of food, clean water and medical supplies cause diseases and hunger, and even leading to death as people still cannot even flee the combat area.

The world community is concerned about what is happening in the region and calls for an immediate ceasefire to end to the suffering of Palestinians. Numerous demonstrations and rallies are taking place around the world in support of Gaza. At the official level, Israel’s actions against civilians have been condemned by many countries, among them Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, Oman and Turkey. However, oddly enough, Azerbaijan, which is a very active member of the Islamic Cooperation Organization and Turkey’s closest ally, has not condemned the Jewish state and called it to account, and even continues to supply oil products to Israel. This raises some questions, but perhaps Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be able to influence his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev, and soon we will hear the condemnation of Israel’s strikes on Gaza’s residential areas from Baku.

Of course, the best solution would be a complete ceasefire and a peace agreement. However, for now it seems to be impossible to achieve. At least we could make the world leaders to condemn what is happening in the Gaza Strip. Hopefully, more and more countries will criticize the Israel Forces’ actions against civilians in the enclave. If this does not resolve the situation completely, at least it might reduce the escalation of the conflict and improve conditions for the delivery of humanitarian aid to the region.

Uwe Schreiner is a freelance writer and is currently pursuing an associate degree in political science.
His research interests revolve around global political issues and security studies. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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