calendar>>November 3. 2023 Juche 112
Press Statement of Spokesman of Korean Jurists Committee
Pyongyang, November 3 (KCNA) -- The number of innocent civilian casualties is increasing as Israel has recently escalated its reckless military attack on the Gaza Strip gradually.

According to data available since the outbreak of the Middle East incident on Oct. 7, more than 8,000 Palestinians, including 3,000-odd children and 2,000-odd women, were killed and over 20,000 wounded in the Gaza Strip due to indiscriminate air raids and shelling by Israel. And the damage is expected to be further expanded in the future due to the humanitarian crisis.

Nevertheless, the U.S. is getting frantic with military support to Israel, far from making efforts to settle the situation, while continuing to connive at and foster Israel's killing of civilians.

After the outbreak of the incident, the U.S. has zealously instigated the attack on the Gaza Strip while increasing the degree of military support to Israel by dispatching two aircraft carrier strike groups, an amphibious assaulting ship, fighters and many other war hardware to the region, deploying missile defense and interception systems such as THAAD and Patriot and proposing to the Congress an omnibus aid plan including a $14.3 billion support to Israel, a spokesman of the Korean Jurists Committee said in a press statement issued on Friday, and went on:

This shows that although the U.S. is talking about the prevention of escalation of the situation, its real intention is to zealously patronize and back Israel's reckless military attack on the Gaza Strip.

The U.S. exercised veto at a meeting of the UN Security Council on the Middle East crisis on Oct. 18, talking about Israel's "right to self-defense" and also foiled the adoption of a resolution at a UNSC meeting on Oct. 26, calling for a "temporary truce", not an "immediate ceasefire". The fact goes to clearly prove that it has no interest in the protection of civilians in the Gaza Strip.

In particular, the U.S. has insisted that Israel is not to blame for the death of more than 500 civilians due to the attack on a Palestinian hospital, shamelessly claiming that the number of civilian deaths announced by the Palestinian health authorities cannot be confirmed directly on the spot and, accordingly, cannot be recognized. This fully reveals the U.S. cruelty and barbarity.

The U.S. loudly clamored about "humanitarian disaster", calling for the "protection of civilians" in Ukraine. But it is conniving at and encouraging Israel's hideous killings of civilians while keeping mum about this. This is the height of double standards.

Through large-scale protest demonstrations and rallies in different parts of the world, the international community is now strongly urging Israel, which does not hesitate to commit massacres of civilians, and the U.S., which is zealously patronizing, conniving and fostering them, to immediately stop the human slaughter.

A resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire for humanitarian purposes was adopted at the Oct. 27 special emergency meeting of the UN General Assembly with the approval of 120 countries. And a statement of the Middle East countries on putting an end to the war crimes of Israel against mankind and on making an immediate truce for the protection of civilians was made public on Oct. 28. They are an eruption of strong protest and anger of the international community.

The U.S. one-sided policy and reckless military support policy on Israel are hideous war crimes that cause the massacre of innocent Arabians. It is none other than the U.S. which should be brought to the International Criminal Court and ousted from the UN Human Rights Council.

To put an end to the double standards of the U.S. engrossed in high-handed and arbitrary practices in different parts of the world is a prerequisite for establishing a fair and just international order.

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