Indian Americans condemn ongoing Israeli war crimes against Palestinians
Washington, DC (October 16) —The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), the largest advocacy organization representing diaspora Indian Muslims in the United States, has condemned in strongest terms the ongoing siege and relentless bombing campaign carried out by the Israeli occupation and apartheid regime in Gaza. This campaign not only constitutes war crimes and a clear violation of international law but also raises alarming concerns about potential genocidal intent.
The humanitarian crisis unfolding in Gaza, with the loss of countless innocent Palestinian lives, including women and children, is a grave injustice. The targeting of civilians and crucial infrastructure, such as hospitals and residential areas, blatantly disregards international conventions that protect the rights and lives of civilians.
According to Reuters, the death toll in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank has reached 2,740 dead and over 10,000 injured as of October 16. Human Rights Watch confirmed that Israel is using white phosphorus on civilians in Gaza, while the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) has said that Palestinians are in “grave danger of mass ethnic cleansing.”
It is essential that the American and the international community heed the concerns of these human rights experts and act promptly to prevent further bloodshed.
IAMC stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine and calls for an end to the Israeli occupation and the ongoing killings in Gaza.