On Saturday October 7th, Hamas militants undertook an unprecedented large-scale attack on Israel. Israel responded with an attack on the Gaza Strip, heavily bombing the densely populated area. The escalation of violence has caused unspeakable human suffering for both Palestinians and Israelis.
CIDSE and ACT Alliance EU urge the EU and US governments to
- Call upon the parties to immediately reach a cessation of all hostilities and an end to the siege on the Gaza Strip.
- Call upon the parties to live up to their obligations under international humanitarian law and protect civilians.
- Ensure accountability for violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law.
- Urge the EU to maintain and increase humanitarian support to the affected population in Gaza including the establishment of immediate humanitarian access to the most affected populations.
Read the full statement here.
Issued on 10 October 2023.