At least 140 people, including 39 children, have been killed in Gaza since the latest Israeli attacks were launched on Monday.
At least 140 Palestinians, including 39 children, they have been murdered after Israel launched airstrikes against Gaza earlier this week.
On Saturday, Israel went to a refugee camp in Gaza where at least ten Palestinians were killed.
He also destroyed a building in Gaza City which housed the offices of Al Jazeera and The Associated Press, along with other media, offices and residential apartments.
This is how the world is reacting to the latest Israeli attacks on Gaza:
The Palestinian mission to the United Nations asked U.S. President Joe Biden to explain the recent attacks.
“How do you define exploiting the @AP and @AJArabic offices as a form of ‘defense’?” said the mission in a tweet Saturday.
Honest question: Com @POTUS can you explain Your “unwavering support for Israel’s security and Israel’s legitimate right to defend itself.” How it is exploding @AP & @AJArabic offices defined as a form of “defense”? @StateDeptSpox #Gaza_Under_Attack #SaveSheikhJarrah https://t.co/VQ8MgUFsdB
– State of Palestine (@Palestine_UN) May 15, 2021
The UN human rights chief has urged Hamas rulers in Israel and Gaza to reduce tensions.
Michelle Bachelet said in a statement that “instead of trying to calm tensions, the inflammatory rhetoric of leaders everywhere seems to be trying to excite tensions instead of calming them.”
Bachelet’s statement was issued shortly before an Israeli airstrike destroyed the Gaza City building that housed Al Jazeera and AP offices.
Al Jazeera condemned the bombing and destruction of his offices and he said it was a clear act to prevent journalists from doing their duty.
“We call on the international community to condemn these barbaric actions and address journalists and demand immediate international action to hold Israel accountable for its deliberate aim against journalists and media institutions,” said Dr. Mostefa Souag. Acting CEO of Al Jazeera Media Network said in a statement.
Israel has given a “warning” that it will bomb the building that houses the offices of Al Jazeera and other international media channels in Gaza City in an hour.
– Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) May 15, 2021
The Associated Press
“We are surprised and horrified that the Israeli army attacked and destroyed the building that housed the AP office and other news organizations in Gaza. They have long known the location of our office and knew there were journalists. receiving a warning that the building would be affected, “AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt said in a statement.
“We are seeking information from the Israeli government and working with the US State Department to try to obtain more information.
“This is an incredibly disturbing development. We narrowly avoided a terrible loss of life. A dozen journalists and freelancers from the AP were inside the building and, fortunately, we were able to evacuate them in time ”.
The communications director to the Turkish president has tweeted about the fact that Israel targeted the offices of The Associated Press and Al Jazeera in Gaza as a blow to press freedom.
“I curse these modest attacks by Israel hitting media outlets to cover up its massacres,” Fahrettin Altun said after the attack, adding that “Israel continues its massacres and war crimes.”
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tweeted that Turkey is on the side of the Palestinians, who are still facing “ethnic, religious and cultural cleansing.”
On the 73rd anniversary of Nakba, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were exiled from their homeland #Palestine they are still subject to ethnic, religious and cultural cleansing. They will forever stand by the Palestinian brothers and sisters in their struggle for freedom and dignity.
– Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@MevlutCavusoglu) May 15, 2021
The White House said it had communicated with Israel about the need to ensure the safety of journalists after the Israeli army destroyed the building that houses the Al Jazeera and AP offices.
“We have communicated directly to Israelis that ensuring the safety of journalists and independent media is a primary responsibility,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a tweet.
We have communicated directly to Israelis that ensuring the safety of journalists and independent media is a primary responsibility.
– Jen Psaki (@PressSec) May 15, 2021
Amnesty International has called on the US and the UN to end the “cycle of impunity and rape” by “publicly denouncing war crimes”.
We call on the United States to intervene bilaterally and as a member of the United Nations Security Council to end the cycle of impunity and violations in Israel / OPT by publicly denouncing war crimes and other serious violations, such as the expansion and · Legal settlement, the blockade of Gaza, the possession of Palestinians.
– Amnesty International (@amnesty) May 15, 2021