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 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.”