Amnesty MENA Calls for Arms Embargo over Gaza War

A file photo from a recent Israeli attack at the Nuseirat refugee camp market, which resulting in the killing of many civilians. (Photo: via Paltimes)

The branch of Amnesty International for the Middle East and North Africa called on Wednesday for embargoing weapons deliveries to both Israel and Hamas to protect civilians in Gaza.

“We’ve called for an arms embargo on all parties to the conflict in [Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories],” Amnesty MENA said on the social media platform X.

The group endorsed the strike of four Belgian trade unions, which are reportedly “blocking weapons transfers to Israel in response to ongoing unlawful attacks” that have killed and injured thousands of civilians in Gaza.

“Others should follow suit!” Amnesty MENA added.

Accompanying the post was a call by four Belgian unions – FGTB, ACV, CSC, and BBTK/SETCa – to “refuse the handling of military supplies used by the war in Palestine.”

Hardest hit by the hypothetical embargo would be the US and Germany, who are Israel’s biggest arms suppliers, according to the Stockholm International Peace and Research Institute (SPRI).

Israel has, thus far, killed over 8,796 Palestinians in Gaza, including 3,648 children and 2,290 women, and wounded more than 23,000. Palestinian Ministry of Health reports and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

Despite a massive Israeli military buildup around the Gaza borders and sporadic infiltrations on the outskirts of the besieged Strip, Palestinian Resistance continues to repel Israeli attacks.

To justify its military failure, the Israeli army continues to pound civilian homes throughout the Gaza Strip with new massacres reported everywhere in the besieged enclave.

Gaza has been under a tight Israeli military siege since 2007, following a democratic election in occupied Palestine, the results of which were rejected by Tel Aviv and Washington.

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