The World Peace Council expresses its indignation and vehement condemnation about the recent attack on the al-Ahli hospital in the Palestinian Gaza Strip where many hundreds of civilians died and many more are injured. This Israeli attack constitutes an unprecedented atrocity of the occupation regime of Israel against the Palestinian people who are helplessly seeking shelter and treatment at the hospital. This aggression proves how ambiguous and hypocritical the claim of the Israeli government is about their right to “self defense”.

The Israeli offensive is in line with the decades’ long occupation of the Palestinian lands and the denial of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to have their own state.

The governments of the USA, EU and their allies are accomplices in this crime against humanity, since they fully endorse the practices of the Occupation regime, while they deny de facto the internationally legitimate right to resist to the Palestinian people.

The WPC calls for the end of the hostilities and the death of thousands of innocent civilians on both sides. Israel, as the heavily armed and militarized state, has to stop the aggression.

The WPC reiterates and underlines its demand for the end of the occupation of all Palestinian lands by Israel, the establishment of an independent State of Palestine within the borders of pre-June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital. We demand the release of all Palestinian political prisoners from Israeli jails and the right to return of all the Palestinian refugees according to the UN resolution 194. Occupation and Injustice will not last forever!

World Peace Council Secretariat

October 19, 2023