The UN Commission noted that reports of gunmen from Gaza shooting hundreds of unarmed civilians were unacceptable. Taking civilians hostage and using them as human shields are war crimes.
The UN said Israel’s attacks on Gaza were also of grave concern. Israel’s decision to block water, electricity and fuel to the people of Gaza will result in many deaths.
Reports put the death toll at 1000 on the Israeli side.
Meanwhile, Israel came out against Egypt’s aid to Gaza. Israel stated that trucks arriving with aid to Gaza may also be attacked. According to reports, fuel trucks that were preparing to enter Gaza via the southern border have withdrawn following Israel’s threat.
At the same time, EU diplomat Josep Borrell came out to clarify the news that EU countries are withdrawing from aid to Gaza. He stated that it is important to provide aid to the UN Mission for Palestine refugees and such aid will continue. He also clarified that Germany’s withdrawal of aid is a false statement.
Lekabank President Ajay Banga issued a statement requesting that attention be paid to prevent the spread of Gaza-Israel conflict. If that happens, the world will have a big economic impact, he said.