“I am a Palestinian woman, and I am here for you,” says Saraa, who has been struggling to survive in North Fulton, Ga., for more than two years.
Saraa, a mother of two, was forced to flee her home in the northern Gaza Strip in the summer of 2016 when Israel announced it was building a new wall to separate the West Bank from Israel.
“The wall will destroy my life, and my family, and we can’t afford to die,” she says.
“My heart is broken, and there is nothing I can do.
I am afraid that if we don’t get help, my life will end in flames.”
The family of nine is still waiting for the international community to respond to the plight of Palestinians who are living under Israeli military occupation.
In the West, Palestinians face the most serious human rights violations and are denied basic rights.
They face daily harassment, physical violence, and are not allowed to return to their homes in Gaza, which is under an Israeli military blockade.
Israel has been cracking down on Gaza since 2007 and has been using its occupation of the territory to deny Palestinians basic freedoms and to punish Palestinians who refuse to comply with Israeli laws and policies.
The international community has failed to act and is complicit in Israel’s crimes, said Saed Azzam, director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, in a statement.
Sayed Hani al-Jabari, the Palestinian Minister of Education, Education and Research, said Israel has committed a “crime” and that it “is not a democracy” and the Palestinian people “deserve justice.”
“The international system must help the Palestinian population to realize that they are not the only victims,” he said in a video message.
The UN General Assembly has expressed its outrage over the Israeli military’s crackdown on the Gaza Strip and the violations that the occupied Palestinian territories face.
The Assembly called on the international donor community to “act with the utmost urgency to ensure that the right of return for Palestinians in Gaza is fully respected and that all rights of the civilian population are fully protected.”
International humanitarian law requires the transfer of Palestinian refugees, displaced persons, and asylum seekers to their home countries or, if they are still in need, to safe and legal routes to other countries.
The U.N. has been working with Gaza to provide aid to the Palestinian residents of Gaza and the U.S. has provided $5 million to support Palestinian refugees in the Gaza strip.
The U.K. has also provided $10 million in aid.
The Palestinians have been asking for humanitarian aid since the U:S.
and Britain imposed sanctions on Gaza and imposed restrictions on the movement of the U and EU workers to and from the region, citing the “gross violations” of the human rights of Palestinians.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal have called for international support for the Palestinian refugees and urged international donors to take steps to provide the aid they need.
The UN has called on all nations to “make sure that these funds are used for the welfare of the refugees, their families, and their communities.”