As reactions intensify against Israel's ongoing bombardment of Gaza, not only Israel but also the United States, a significant provider of both financial and arms support for the attacks, faces mounting criticism. North Korea has expressed its opposition to the U.S., which supplied numerous missiles to Israel for the Gaza bombings, and is even accused of providingMark84, the munition allegedly used in the hospital attack that resulted in the death of over 500 people by Israel.
Rodong Sinmun Newspaper, the official organ of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea in North Korea, criticized the U.S. for supporting Israel. In its news article, the newspaper stated that the U.S. is preparing the ground for "occupation and massacre" by systematically sending lethal military equipment to Israel. It was noted that Washington sells arms to other countries while ostensibly defending democratic values.
The United States was described as a "warmonger" threatening peace and security. Washington's interference in the internal affairs of other countries was emphasized as "shameless". Kim Song, North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations, had criticized without naming any names in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly recently, saying that "some countries" were worsening the situation in the Gaza Strip by supporting Israel and its attacks. Kim stated that the current crisis must end immediately and all civilians must be protected.
Hamas’ military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced that they launched a comprehensive attack against Israel called “Al-Aqsa Flood” on the morning of Oct. 7.
While thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, armed groups entered the settlements in the region. The Israeli army also launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of warplanes. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that Israel killed 10, 569 people, including 4,324 children, 2,823 women, and 397 elderly people. It injured at least 32,000 people in its attacks on Gaza.
It was reported that 1,400 Israelis, including 324 soldiers, were killed and 5,132 Israelis were wounded in the attacks from Gaza.
The Israeli army hit Damascus and Aleppo airports. As the Middle East is once again turning into a bloodbath, a deadline has been set for nearly 2.5 million Palestinians to leave the blockaded Gaza.
In the occupied West Bank, 106 Palestinians were killed in attacks by Israeli forces and Jewish settlers. In Israel’s attacks on Gaza, 48 journalists were killed.
In the clashes between the Israeli army and Hezbollah on the Israel-Lebanon border since Oct. 8, 55 Hezbollah members and 4 civilians, one of whom was a journalist, were killed. Three Israeli soldiers and one Israeli civilian were killed in the attacks organized by Lebanon.
Most recently, Israel attacked the Jabalia Refugee Camp in Gaza, killing civilians.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he was breaking off all contact with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of Israeli attacks on civilians in the Gaza Strip.
Source: Ihlas News Agency