Menneskerettighedsorganisationer og humanitære organisationer verden over fordømte fredag USA's støtte til Israels folkemord i Gaza:
Agnes Callamard, Amnesty International: “The US has displayed a callous disregard for civilian suffering in the face of a staggering death toll, extensive destruction and an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe happening in the occupied Gaza Strip.”
Human Rights Watch: “By continuing to provide Israel with weapons [and] diplomatic cover as it commits atrocities, including collectively punishing the Palestinian civilian population in Gaza, the US risks complicity in war crimes.”
Læger uden Grænser: By continuing to provide diplomatic cover for the ongoing atrocities in Gaza, the US is signalling that international humanitarian law can be applied selectively – and that the lives of some people matter less than the lives of others.
UK-based Save the Children and seven other aid organisations say they were “appalled” at the failure of the UN Security Council on Friday to pass a resolution demanding a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.
“If implemented, this would have provided much-needed respite for civilians in Gaza who are under constant bombardment. This was a missed opportunity to stop the violence,” they said in a joint statement.
“We are two months into the crisis and complete siege of Gaza. Gaza is now the deadliest place for civilians in the world.”