Amel Association International (Amel) stated in a press release that, despite the material damage caused to its health and development centre in Khiam as a result of the increasing Israeli attacks in recent days, the association’s teams remain mobilized alongside the population in times of peace, as well as in times of war and crisis.

To date, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has recorded more than 250 attacks on the health sector in Gaza. The damage caused by the Israeli bombardment of the Al-Jabal hospital in southern Lebanon and the Amel centre in Khiyam is a continuation of these acts.

Amel is calling for pressure for a ceasefire to put an end to the large-scale massacre taking place in Gaza, where more than 12,000 people, half of them children, have been killed so far.

“We live in the 21st century. Technology has made us helpless witnesses to a genocide where even defenceless children are killed, where the corpses of the sick end up being devoured by dogs, where the shredded limbs of human beings are collected in plastic bags, where hospitals are bombed and rescue workers are killed. These atrocities, and many others, do not seem to be enough to move the conscience of international governments. We are all responsible for putting an end to these crimes, and each of us must assume our responsibilities.”