Statement of Members of the Non-Governmental Group of the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network regarding the Israeli war on Gaza and the Palestinian people

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08 Nov 2023

The Non-Governmental Group of the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network issued the following statement regarding the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian people.

 

“We, the signatories of this statement, raise our united voice to the world that is unable to stop the brutal Israel war on the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian people, which has been ongoing for more than a full month. We are watching, with great sorrow, the deteriorating humanitarian situation and human rights violations in this precious part of our Arab region. This is a consequence of the acts of repression and mass killings carried out by the Zionist entity, showing a blatant disregard for human values and a clear violation of international laws and norms.”

 

The statement continued, “Members of our regional group reject the attacks on civilians and the indiscriminate loss of innocent human lives and affirm their unequivocal condemnation of the brutal occupation and apartheid imposed on the Palestinian people for decades, and express their fear that the events of 7 October and its aftermath will not be the last blip of the bloody Arab-Israeli conflict while the horizon is blocked to finding a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue.”

 

Furthermore, “Until that day comes, in order to spare the blood of more innocent people, and to prevent the war from expanding to neighboring countries and perhaps beyond, and in line with its professional commitment to the principles of integrity and its moral duty towards the oppressed:

 

  • The signatory institutions of this statement call on the Arab governments to work urgently and immediately to stop the Israeli war on the Palestinian people that takes the form of a genocide, and to ensure continuous access of food, water, medicine, fuel and electricity to more than two million people in the Gaza Strip, half of whom are children,

 

  • Calls on various international and regional organizations to uphold their responsibilities and fulfill their humanitarian, legal and moral duties to protect civilians, bring an end to the occupation, establish peace, and safeguard what remains of our faith in the Charter of the United Nations, international laws and norms, and the values ​​of justice and equality.

 

  • Expresses its deep astonishment at the bias that has emerged in the positions of a number of major countries and their media and urges them to reevaluate their positions in a way that is consistent with the values of justice and equality, international humanitarian law, and the noble principles on which international legitimacy and the global system of human rights are based,

 

  • Calls on all fighters and civil society organizations in the Arab region and the rest of the world to double their efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people and support their rightful cause by all peaceful and civilized means,

 

The Non-Governmental Group’s statement concluded that “the signatories to this statement hope that the heightened level of global awareness of the oppression of the Palestinian people who are defending their existence, dignity and rights will foster a strong conviction among the governments and people of the world that international peace, security, stability and prosperity will not be achieved without a fair and urgent treatment of the Palestinian issue.”