Message of November 25 from NADA: The perpetrators of war crimes must be prosecuted

News Center- The statement released by the Democratic Women’s Alliance in the Middle East and North Africa (NADA) to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women pointed to the ongoing Israel’s attacks on the Palestinian people.

Reminding Article 6 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the statement said, “Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law; however, Israel does not recognize this right by targeting hospitals, civilians and civilian settlements in Gaza.”

‘Failure to act is a shame for everyone’

Emphasizing that women and children paid the heaviest price in wars and conflicts, the statement said:

“They (women in war and conflict zones) face tragic situations; they have to have unsafe abortions and premature births. They have been killed by radical factions in Syria; they have been mistreated in Afghanistan. They have been displaced in Afrin, Tel Abyad, Gaza, the West Bank and Sudan. They have been killed in Libya. The western feminists, who stood with Ukrainian women during the Russia-Ukraine war, have not stood for the women in the Middle East. Although they see how the people in Gaza are killed every day, they remain silent. Failure to act is a shame for everyone. As NADA, we condemn the crimes committed against Palestinians.”

 Call on the international community

In the statement, the NADA called on everyone to be in solidarity with the people of Gaza and the international community to “stand against the massacres committed against Palestinians”.  “Although the international law and the Geneva Conventions have been violated in Gaza, the international community and human rights organizations remain silent.”

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