World Bulletin / News Desk
Hundreds of Jewish Holocaust survivors and their offspring have written a statement condemning Israel's actions in Gaza as a "genocide."
Over 300 Jews from the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) published the statement as an advertisement in the New York Times in response to another advertisement by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, who compared the Gaza's Hamas government to the Nazis.
"As Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide we unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine," the statement said.
Among the signatures on the statement, which also calls for the blockade of Gaza to be lifted and Israel to be boycotted, were those belonging to forty Holocaust survivors and 287 relatives.
At least 2126 Palestinians have been killed and more than 10,860 others injured in relentless Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since hostilities began on July 7.
Over the same period, at least 68 Israelis – 64 soldiers and four civilians – have been killed, according to Israeli figures.
The number of Palestinian fatalities from Israel's current offensive has now surpassed the combined death toll from two previous operations against Gaza, including Israel's "Operation Cast Lead" in 2008/09 in which at least 1500 Palestinians were killed over three weeks.Last Mod: 25 Ağustos 2014, 14:46