Permanent Gaza ceasefire demanded, the wounds of years of war cannot be healed in just four days!
It was Wednesday morning last week that after several days of indirect negotiations, the Palestinian resistance and the Zionist regime reached an agreement for a temporary ceasefire for four days and the exchange of prisoners. The four-day humanitarian ceasefire has reduced the dark clouds in Gaza sky, but has shone a light on the suffering of displaced Palestinians! A ceasefire will reduce casualties in any case, but Gaza has had it enough. Only a permanent Gaza ceasefire is the key to solve the humanitarian crisis.
Permanent Gaza ceasefire is just the beginning
As the ceasefire started on Friday, the release of Israeli captives held by Hamas in exchange for the release of Palestinian women and children imprisoned by Israel started. But the wounds of years of war cannot be healed in just four days!
According to the United Nations, 1.6 million people have been displaced from their homes, many forced to flee to the south of the strip. Some families who have tried to return to the north during the ceasefire, have been fired upon by Israeli snipers. Those who have been forced to stay, live in a shameful situation!
Permanent Gaza ceasefire, not just the extension
Although an extension of the ceasefire seems likely, but it is not the final solution. Now is the time for the United Nations to play its role and prevent the spread of the crisis. A four-day ceasefire is fine, but it does not reduce the disaster. The UN must focus on a permanent Gaza ceasefire with firm and unbreakable rules.
Strong international law that ensures that if Israel breaks the law again and continues to commit war crimes, it must be held accountable and brought to justice.
According to the UN, more than 14,800 people have been killed in Gaza – including some 10,000 women and children – since Israel launched its attacks on the Palestinians following Hamas’s October 7 raid on southern Israel.
Israel’s intense bombing of the densely populated Gaza Strip has also resulted in 46,000 homes destroyed and more than 234,000 damaged –about 60 percent of the entire housing stock in Gaza, the UN said in the report.
These numbers are not just numbers. They show a catastrophe. What is the benefit of the United Nations if it cannot stop these numbers to grow?!
Islamic countries must also play an important role and show their support for the establishment of a permanent Gaza ceasefire and the freedom of Palestine and work together in the United Nations and other international organizations.