At a time when continuous violations of the rights of the Palestinians; the last of which was the unjust decision by the American administration to move its embassy to the city of Jerusalem, our people in Gaza are being exposed to a dangerous Israeli escalation that threatens to impose an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe. The measures taken by Israel aim to combat the popular move by the people to reject the American decision and to demand the lifting of the siege on Gaza that has been imposed for over 11 years. These measures against Gaza all come at a time when the people in Gaza are preparing to welcome the holy month of Ramadan while still living under the most difficult humanitarian circumstances.
The Israeli escalation on Gaza since the beginning of the Grand March move on Land Day, has led to the killing of over 100 people, while the number of those injured exceeds 13,000 citizens (out of which 58 martyrs and 2,771 injured fell on 14/5/2018) leaving behind widows and children.
Taawon, currently providing various means of humanitarian assistance according to its capacity, expresses its deepest concern regarding the extreme deterioration of the situation, and the escalation of the humanitarian crisis, and looks forward to cooperating with you all in providing urgent and much needed financial support to provide essential needs to support Gazans’ steadfastness and improve their living and health conditions.