Moukheiber himself announced his resignation in a message he posted on his personal page on the X website, formerly Twitter.
In his letter, Moukheiber refers to what he refers to as the ongoing genocide against Palestinian civilians.
– Once again we see genocide unfolding before our eyes, and the organization we work for seems powerless to stop it, the letter states.
– there’s no doubt
He believes that the United Nations is “failing” in its duty to protect Palestinian civilians. He also points to the United States of America, Great Britain and parts of Europe as complicit in what is happening.
– It is a continuation of several decades of systematic persecution and cleansing, as Mokheiber writes.
– There is no room for doubt or controversy, he continues.
Craig Mokheiber wrote that he headed the New York office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for 30 years.
The kibbutz attack and the festival
After the surprise attack launched by Hamas on Israel on October 7, the Israelis responded brutally. Up to 50 people were reported killed on Tuesday at the latest in an attack on the Jabalia Palestinian refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.
In addition, at least 150 people were infected, according to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Ministry of Health.
1,400 people were killed when Palestinian militants, led by the Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, crossed the border into Israel in the early hours of October 7.
Hamas: 8,500 dead
In kibbutzim and at a music festival near the border, civilians were killed, while several hundred people were kidnapped.
Earlier this week, authorities in Gaza reported that at least 8,500 people had been killed in Israeli attacks since the war broke out just over three weeks ago.
These figures have not been confirmed by independent sources, but have been reproduced by the United Nations, among others.
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