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
ÖZGÜR GÜNDEM TRIALS Özgür Gündem Editor-On-Watch Eryılmaz Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison 20 October 2017
Merkel: Agreed on Cut in Financial Aid 20 October 2017
BİA MEDIA MONITORING REPORT 2017 JULY - AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 122 Journalists Imprisoned: State Can’t Help But Convict Journalists 20 October 2017
5 Journalists Detained in Ankara in House Raids 20 October 2017