ISLAMABAD: The Gaza Strip is bleeding. Israel’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’ entered its eighth day on Tuesday, as the Israel Defence Forces continued to carry out massive strikes on the Gaza Strip from land and sea. The brutality & savagery with which Muslims are being killed in their homes in Gaza is second to none in history. It is ironic that Middle-Eastern monarchies have turned a blind eye to Gaza’s suffering.
Since the beginning of the operation, 178 Palestinians have been killed and over 1,100 have been critically wounded. Hospitals in Gaza are reporting a dire shortage of medicine and equipment, particularly for trauma injuries. Thousands of northern Gazans fled their homes on Sunday after Israel issued warnings of forthcoming airstrikes. Many children are suffering from psychological trauma due to the deaths of their families and loved ones. Our Muslim brethren are in dire need of moral and financial support. Astonishingly, nothing has been done by Pakistan. The need of the hour is medical and financial help for these ailing people as well as intervention from organisations like the UN to stop Israel’s barbarity. Israel has always shown cruelty and lack of humanity through its attacks on Palestine and the Muslim world has watched silently.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 16th, 2014.
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Please ask Hamas to accept the truce also . Otherwise this will continue .