Qatar Strongly Condemns Israeli Shelling of Al-Fakhoora School in Northern Gaza

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Doha - Media & Communication Dept. - 18 November 2023

The State of Qatar strongly condemns the Israeli occupation’s renewed shelling of Al-Fakhoora School in Jabaliya Camp in northern Gaza, which led to the martyrdom of dozens, mostly children and women. It also considers this a horrific massacre, a brutal crime against unarmed civilians, and a flagrant violation of the principles of international law and international humanitarian law.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs renews Qatar’s demand for an urgent investigation, including the dispatch of independent UN investigators to investigate the facts of the ongoing targeting of schools and hospitals by the Israeli occupation army. It also calls on the international community to take urgent action to hold Israel accountable and deter it from committing more crimes against civilians, and to provide the necessary protection for the displaced who are sheltering at the school, which is run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Refugees (UNRWA).

The Ministry warns that the silence of the international community regarding the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the occupation against the Palestinian people will increase the tension, expand the circle of violence, and lead to further escalation and instability. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates Qatar’s firm position on the justice of the Palestinian cause, the legitimate rights of the brotherly Palestinian people, and the establishment of their independent state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.