Years of impunity for Israeli crimes against civilians have bred a culture of disregard for international law. The international community’s lack of political will to hold Israel to account only emboldens Israel to continue committing crimes against the Palestinian people as a whole.
A complete siege has cut off all food, water, fuel and electricity, and almost all internet to 2.3 million people. Terrifying scenes show clouds of smoke engulfing the entire horizon, and of generations of families carrying what they can as they flee to southern Gaza.
Hospitals, mosques, water sources and residential buildings are being struck without warning, wiping out entire neighbourhoods. Those who escape and seek shelter in schools, but these have also been targeted by bombs.
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Staff and volunteers from Magen David Adom (MDA), Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) were already on the ground when the
violence broke out and have been leading the response to the emergency.
MAP has recently set up operations in Egypt. We have a team there working to procure medicines, disposables, lab reagents, and other lifesaving supplies, and get them into Gaza through the Rafah crossing as soon as it's safe to do so.
IR have been providing humanitarian relief in the Occupied Palestinian Territory since 1997, serving as a lifeline for communities struggling with the devastating effects of occupation, blockade and recurring conflict. As Palestinian families face fresh suffering in Gaza, Islamic Relief is calling on supporters to help provide much-needed humanitarian aid.