King Abdullah II: The war on Gaza created an entire generation of orphans King Abdullah II: The war on Gaza created an entire generation of orphans

King Abdullah II: The war on Gaza created an entire generation of orphans

King Abdullah II: The war on Gaza created an entire generation of orphans

Jordanian King Abdullah II confirmed on Monday that the number of child martyrs in Gaza exceeded the number of child victims in all the conflicts and wars the world witnessed during the past year combined.

The Jordanian King said in a speech he delivered at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in the Rwandan capital, “ The number of child victims in Gaza exceeded the number of child victims in all the conflicts and wars that the world witnessed during the past year combined, and many of the surviving children lost one or both of their parents, and "We have a whole generation of orphans ahead of us."

He continued, "About 30,000 people in the Gaza Strip have become martyrs and missing persons during the past three months, and the vast majority of them, about 70%, are women and children."

He stressed that " without reaching a just peace based on the two-state solution, the world will continue to pay a heavy price for its failure to resolve this conflict, and we will never be able to enjoy true peace and stability in the Middle East."

He pointed out that the Rwandan Genocide Memorial reminds us that “we cannot turn a blind eye to any conflict as its solution is unattainable, and shows us that respect, justice and understanding can lead us to a better future,” adding, “The Rwanda experience teaches us that we must fight inhuman rhetoric.” Which fuels conflicts.

He continued, "The world knows that memory is important, and that everyone must acknowledge the brutality of what was committed before we work to achieve peace, and that complacency in reality may amount to complicity, and that we must cling to our humanity in order to avoid falling into the abyss."

During his meeting with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken yesterday, Sunday, the Jordanian king affirmed his country’s rejection of attempts to separate Gaza and the West Bank , considering them an extension of the one Palestinian state. He also stressed his rejection of the forced displacement of Palestinians.

 

The Israeli army: The new phase of the operation in Gaza includes fewer air strikes

The Israeli army: The new phase of the operation in Gaza includes fewer air strikes

Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari announced the start of the transition to a less intensive phase of operations in the Gaza Strip, using a smaller number of soldiers and reducing the number of air strikes on the Strip.

"The war has entered another phase. But the transitional phase will not be accompanied by celebrations. This is not a subject for loud statements," Hagari told the New York Times, adding that during this phase, fewer ground forces will be deployed and fewer air strikes will be carried out.

According to the newspaper, Hagari indicated that Israel will continue to reduce the number of its forces in Gaza, which began this January, and that the army has moved in the northern Gaza Strip from large-scale maneuvers to targeted raids.

However, it is not yet clear whether this new phase will become less dangerous for Gazans, the New York Times notes.

Hearings into the actions of the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip are scheduled to be held from January 11 to 12 at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, and the hearing will take place within the framework of a request submitted by the South African authorities, which demanded that Israel be classified as a state in violation of the Genocide Convention in relation to its military operation in Gaza strip.

Hagari did not agree with the opinion that Israel is committing genocide, and said that his country is taking every precaution to avoid the killing of civilians and is trying to increase the amount of humanitarian aid it sends to Gaza. The Israeli army spokesman believes that the court in The Hague should focus on the Hamas attack on October 7, 2023.
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