The emir of Qatar is calling on the international community to put pressure on Israel to stop fighting Hamas, arguing that Israeli soldiers shouldn’t have the right to kill anyone in the confined Gaza Strip without any penalties.
During the opening remarks of the Shura council’s annual session on Tuesday, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani stated that the ongoing war posed a threat to the region and was a dangerous escalation.
He stated, “We’re saying enough is enough.” “It is untenable for Israel to be given an unconditional green light and free license to kill, nor it is tenable to continue ignoring the reality of occupation, siege and settlement.”
The emir continued, denouncing the brutality committed by both sides against defenseless civilians, while criticizing the international community for applying “double standards” and “behaving as though the lives of Palestinian children are not worth considering, as though they are nameless or faceless.”
The emir of Qatar demanded an end to the conflict, saying that it “has transcended all limits” and that “it should not be allowed in our time to use cutting off water and preventing medicine and food as weapons against an entire population.”
He asserted that there is no end to war and that the only way to ensure security and stability for the people on both sides is to “in what has been put aside until now, which lies in achieving a just and lasting peace, and securing Palestinian people’s access to all their legitimate rights approved by international organizations, including the establishment of their independent State, on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.”
Israeli officials claim that around 1,400 people were killed in the Hamas strike. Since then, Israel has bombed Gaza nonstop, killing almost 5,000 people—40% of them are children—according to Palestinian officials. Additionally, it has put a “complete siege” on the area, cutting off gasoline, water, and food supplies.