Saint Vincent and the Grenadines describes the aggression against Gaza as unacceptable

According to the president, his country, which currently holds the interim presidency of the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States, adopted the position of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in which he said that Gaza had become a graveyard for Palestinian children.

Referring to the continuation of bombings on Palestinian territories, the governor stressed that even if Israel recognized the right to self-defense in relation to what happened on October 7 (when the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas launched an attack on its territory), this could not be disproportionate. Civilian population.

“You cannot retaliate and genocide as part of self-defense, and you cannot impose collective punishment,” Gonsalves said in comments reported by the St. Vincent Times, adding that such actions are illegal under international humanitarian law.

He denounced, saying: “The time has come when the international community must simply speak out (…) What is happening there in Gaza is horrific.”

In just over 30 days, the military attack launched by the Israeli army on the Gaza Strip led to the killing of more than 11,000 people, most of them women and children, and the injury of 27,000. The attack included sieges and bombing of refugee camps and hospital facilities.

In addition, according to estimates by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, 96% of the population of that region faces unprecedented deprivation of all basic services.

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