DECEMBER 9, 2022
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America's 'blind support' encouraging Israel in committing genocide: Palestinian envoy

America's 'blind support' encouraging Israel in committing genocide: Palestinian envoy

The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations Office in Geneva has lashed out at the US for its "blind support" for the Israeli regime amid Tel Aviv's ongoing genocidal war against the Gaza Strip.

Addressing a UN gathering in Geneva on Friday, Ibrahim Khraishi said the American support served to encourage the regime to behave as if it was "above the law."

"The real friend of Israel," he said, referring to Washington, "should raise the red flag in front of their face and tell them you have to stop."

More than 11,000 Palestinians, including 4,506 children, have been killed, and 27,490 others sustained injuries since October 7, when the occupying regime started the war against the besieged coastal sliver in response to an operation staged by the territory's resistance groups.

The US, Israel's biggest and oldest ally, has backed Tel Aviv's ferocious attacks on the Palestinian territory as "self-defense," and has provided the regime with thousands of arms consignments since the onset of the war.

Washington has also been casting its veto against the United Nations Security Council's resolutions that call on the regime to cease its aggression.

Khraishi insisted that what was taking place was "not a war between Israel and the fighters of [the Gaza-based resistance movement of] Hamas. It is a genocide."

And "the genocide is taking place in full view of the whole world, on TV screens," he added.

The envoy, meanwhile, slammed shocking "double standards" in the international response, contrasting Western countries' total condemnation of Russia's war in Ukraine with the refusal by many to condemn the Israeli regime's bloodletting in Gaza.

"This is something that humanity should be ashamed of," he said.

The meeting saw dozens of ambassadors observing a minute of silence for the thousands killed in the war raging in Gaza.

Some 40 ambassadors, mainly from Muslim countries, also signed a joint call demanding that the international community take urgent action to halt the bloodshed and address the dire humanitarian crisis in the territory.

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