Mao Ning, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Monday that the current situation in Gaza is “quite dire” and said Beijing supports “all efforts aimed at de-escalating the conflict and restoring peace” in the coastal city.
Category: THE ISRAEL WAR – Nov 14 2023
The genocide in Gaza has sparked massive protests around the world by those who oppose Israel’s military action and blockade in one of the world’s poorest and most densely populated cities.
Lloyd Austin, the U.S. defense secretary, had a phone call with Israel’s top defense chief, Yoav Gallant, and raised concerns about a widening conflict.
Israel’s genocide in Gaza gives Russia and China an opportunity to present themselves to much of the world as countries that stand for peace and human rights—while the U.S. finds itself—once again—marred in a conflict thousands of miles away.
A major Israeli raid on the West Bank’s Jenin refugee camp resulted in the killings of at least 14 Palestinians.
Antony Blinken, the U.S. secretary of state, lashed out at those who called for a ceasefire in Gaza during a Group of Seven meeting, and said, “those calling for an immediate ceasefire have an obligation to explain how to address the unacceptable result that would likely bring.”
Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi Arabian crown prince, on Friday repeated his call for Israel to end its blockade in Gaza along with its brutal bombing campaign that has killed over 11,000 and injured tens of thousands more.
Israel has continued its attacks on hospitals across Gaza in its effort to destroy Hamas after the 7 October invasion that resulted in the deaths of 1,200 Israelis.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to budge on growing calls for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, and said those protesting in favor of such a stoppage are nothing more than today’s Nazi supporters.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the World Health Organization, said Friday that Israel’s bombardment of civilians in Gaza has taken its toll on the children in the enclave, killing, on average, one child every 10 minutes since the start of the conflict.