The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution condemning the Israeli military operation in Gaza in strong terms.
Call to end operations
The organisation has called on Israel to put an immediate stop to the attacks and withdraw from the Gaza strip. Furthermore, it will send a delegation to the area to investigate alleged war crimes.
The council has 44 members, and its decisions are not binding. Only Canada voted against the condemnation. 13 countries abstained in the vote.
35,000 Palestinians displaced
John Ging, head of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said that fear had never been so high in Gaza in the last three years. He said there was no safe place left in the area. According to Ging, around 35,000 Palestinians have fled their homes.
Over 900 dead
Israel announced on Monday (12 January) that it had hit 60 targets. According to Palestinian health authorities, at least 910 Palestinians have been killed since the start of attacks on 27 December. Of these 292 were children, and 75 women.
According to the BBC news, Israeli units are advancing into densely-populated Gaza and firing with tanks. The same news item said that Hamas fired 30 rockets at Israel on Monday.
Call for ceasefire
UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon was to meet Middle Eastern leaders yesterday (13 January). He called on Israel and Hamas to stop fighting and to obey the call for a ceasefire made by the UN Security Council. (TK/AG)
Related bianet News
Appeal by Reporters Sans Frontieres: Allow Media into Gaza Strip! 13 January 2009The international Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for world media organisations to ...
Israeli Atrocities Fan Anti-Semitist Campaigns 08 January 2009Rights activists Bilgen and Haligua condemn racist comments that gain ground in protests ...
Tens of Thousands Protested Against Israel's Offensive in Gaza 05 January 2009Mass protests were organized by left and right groups all around Turkey, calling ...
Most Read Today
‘The List’ of 22,342 Migrants Appears on Public Screen in Istanbul 02 September 2015
Bethnahrin Women Protection Forces Founded against ISIS 02 September 2015
Operation against Koza İpek Holding 01 September 2015
Fire Opened from Syrian Border: A Soldier Dies, Another Lost 02 September 2015
REFLECTION OF WAR ON PRESS IN 40 DAYS In 40 Days, 20 Journalists Dismissed, 21 Journalists Sentenced to 157,5 Years in Prison 02 September 2015