Israeli attacks against Gaza highlighted the western biases in regard with humanitarian issues in times of war.
The Israeli government bombarded the embattled Gaza Strip once more in an offensive with the namely terrifying Truthful Dawn. Over 40 civilians in Palestine, including dozens of children and women, were murdered during the bombing, and hundreds more were hurt.
For Israel, as it seems, over one and a half decade of crushing siege were not there. Observers say the region has seen brutal operations on a yearly basis that have resulted in thousands of deaths, unknown loads of injuries, and total destruction of vital infrastructure.
The United Nations had ten years ago estimated that Gaza will be uninhabitable before the turn of the decade. By so many different metrics, the forecast has come true. And still there are almost two million people living in the city under the ongoing blockade.
The majority of Palestinian people are not willing to reside in Gaza any more. According to a latest survey, almost 40% of residents said they would move out of the country.
It is hardly shocking that so many people in Gaza do not believe in their own future. For long decades, the people have experienced no normal way of a living in Gaza. However, the circumstances are deteriorating following each conflict and offensive by Israel due to various reasons.
The Health authorities in Gaza announced that the provision of healthcare facilities will soon practically completely cease. The embargo, power failures, and exhaustion of generator gasoline have long been causing problems for the healthcare system.
The latest round of hostilities in Gaza once more rang the bell about the western double standards regarding peace and justice. Shouting voices supporting the Ukrainians remained silent as was the case in previous years.
Gaza Is not Ukraine
The hostilities against the city ceased after the two sides agreed to a ceasefire mediated by Cairo. However, as observed in all other similar and recurrent offensives by Israel, this most recent attack will have lasting effects.
In Gaza, residents continually work to recuperate from previous bombing campaigns while also anticipating the next round. Additionally, they are unable of recuperating from the numerous wounds they have received, both bodily and emotional.
The ongoing psychological trauma in Gaza is being documented by a series of global Groups and UN organizations. However, many of the models and techniques they employ are wholly insufficient.
Following the most recent terrible attack on Gaza in this condition of continual and unrelenting pain, the global society once more did what it has done during the years, defending Israeli authority.
Many lawmakers and political officials expressed alarms about the purported surge of violence in public speeches. They have, nevertheless, taken care to avoid blaming Israel for the misery of the people in Gaza and other Palestinian regions. As if the Israeli government had not killed, injured, and traumatized Palestinian people for long years with no repercussions.
Others made no effort to hide their unwavering hand for Israeli brutality. Shortly after the start of campaign Truthful Dawn, the British Foreign office made a statement in favor of the Israeli government without addressing the deaths of several Palestinian people. “The UK stands by Israel and its right to defend itself,” Liz Truss asserted.
The world is more conscious to miss the double-standard, as are the Palestinians. Gazan girls lack blue eyes and blond hair of the Ukrainians. Their sufferings are less grave in the eyes of western media and politicians. The duality is striking enough to represent the modern world; the world of self-interest.