The policy of perpetually creating/fabricating pretexts for enabling the genocidal war
against Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip by US President Joe Biden and his
administration has been unveiled. It is evidently and manifestly functional to
masquerade the massacres committed by the Israeli Occupation war machine. Over
16 thousand Palestinians, most of whom are women and children, have been killed,
40 thousand civilians were injured, and more than 1.7 million Palestinians were
displaced from their homes by the effect of this propaganda campaign.
Within their narration to justify the genocide, the US administration adopted, via
recitations of its president, the allegations promoted by the Israeli occupation’s
propaganda machine regarding the occurrence of “sexual assaults” against Israeli
female hostages in the Gaza Strip. No credible evidence or reports from independent
international investigative bodies in this regard was provided. Such conduct in
endorsing unfounded allegations without due diligence serves as a deliberate
distortion of the struggle of the Palestinian people for liberation and their legitimate
resistance against an occupying colonial entity. We also note that all previous
fallacious allegations, such as the killing of children and burning of civilians/
SETTLERS were later retracted/negated/denied by the very entities that espoused
The US-backed Israeli occupation government is obstructing the entry of any
international missions into the Gaza Strip to investigate the horrific crimes committed
against the Palestinian people-children, women, and men. It also refuses to
cooperate with specialized international bodies to investigate allegations of sexual
assault. We call for deploying investigative teams affiliated with credible international
institutions that advocate for women to investigate the crimes of the occupation in
the Gaza Strip and enquire into/examine/probe the allegations that are being
weaponized to justify genocide against the Palestinian people.
We stress that the Palestinian people, throughout their long history of struggle for
freedom, have not engendered such heinous acts characterising the Zionist
movement since its early attacks on Palestinian villages in 1948 until today. Israeli
sexual and physical assaults against Palestinian women are constantly confirmed
through Palestinian female prisoners’ testimonies and current accounts of women in
Gaza. We demand the opening of an independent international investigation to
thoroughly examine and document these testimonies.
The use of sexual violence as a weapon of war caused real suffering for thousands of
women around the world. Colonial powers have historically weaponised women’s
bodies in enacting violence, and we refuse to see them exploited today in the
propaganda campaign for genocide.
Down with the killing machine and its propaganda
Freedom for Palestine. Freedom for Palestinian women.
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