The conflict in the region of middle East remains an issue of global concern, the recent attack on a hospital in Loop which has left hundreds dead has raised the condemnation of several world leaders.
Recently, an increase in failed rocket launches by the terrorist organization has been observed Hamas in the Gaza Strip. These incidents, in addition to raising serious security concerns, have once again put the the use of civilians as human shields and the presence of military installations in civilian areas.
Since the beginning of the conflict, Hamas has used civilians in the Gaza Strip as human shields, an act that has been condemned internationally. The strategy of using the civilian population as cover for its military activities is a highly controversial and dangerous practice that has caused considerable concern for the safety of Gaza residents.
One of the most alarming aspects is the location from which Hamas launches its rockets. Rocket launches are carried out from areas adjacent to civilian buildings and compounds, including hospitals, UN schools, mosques, restaurants, diplomatic buildings and hotels. This tactic seriously endangers civilians and undermines fundamental principles of humanitarian law.
The use of human shields and rocket fire from densely populated areas not only pose a danger to civilians in Israel, but have also had devastating consequences for residents of the Gaza Strip. On numerous occasions, rockets launched by Hamas have landed on its own territoryputting the lives of local civilians at risk.
In the latest episode of hostilities, which began on October 7, an increase has been observed in the number of rockets launched against Israel that have not reached their target and have landed in the Gaza Strip. These events not only illustrate the ineffectiveness of Hamas attacks, but also underscore the constant danger that civilians in the region face due to the use of human shields.
However, these practices that put innocent people at risk are not new in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It has been a tactic employed by various Palestinian factions for years, which has been widely condemned by the international community. Furthermore, these actions are contrary to international law and violate the fundamental principles of proportionality and distinction in conflict situations.
The international community, including humanitarian organizations and human rights defenders, has repeatedly urged Hamas and other organizations to cease the use of human shields. and to respect the norms of international humanitarian law. Additionally, there have been calls for an impartial investigation into incidents involving the deaths of civilians in the Gaza Strip.
The medium of conflict, the president of the United States, Joe Biden began his visit to Israel this Wednesday promising to show the world that his country stands in solidarity with the Jewish people and offering an assessment that the deadly explosion at a hospital in the Gaza Strip appeared to have been carried out “by the other team” and not by the Israeli army.
“I was deeply saddened and outraged by yesterday’s explosion at the Gaza hospital. AND From what I’ve seen, it seems like it was the other team’s work, not yours.“Biden said as he began a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv.
“But there are a lot of people out there who aren’t sure, so we have to overcome many things“added the American president.
Gaza’s Hamas-run Health Ministry said an Israeli airstrike caused destruction and hundreds of deaths. The Israeli army denied its involvement and blamed a failed Palestinian Islamic Jihad rocket, another terrorist group. However, this organization also rejected responsibility.
Biden was scheduled to visit Jordan after his visit to Israel, but meetings with Arab leaders were suspended after the hospital explosion. He told Netanyahu that he was “deeply saddened and outraged” by that development. But He also said it was not hyperbole to say that Hamas had “massacred” Israelis in the October 7 attack.
“Americans are grieving with you, they really are,” Biden said. “Americans are worried.”
Netanyahu thanked Biden for his visit to Israel, telling him that the visit was “deep, deeply moving.” And he added: “I know that I speak on behalf of all the people of Israel when I say thank you, Mr. President, thank you for standing with Israel today, tomorrow and always.”
Netanyahu met Biden at Ben Gurion Airport and hugged before speeding off to hours of meetings in which the US president is expected to push for critical humanitarian aid to be delivered to Palestinians in the Strip. from Gaza.