This week, the "European campaign to end the siege on Gaza", based in Brussels, strongly criticized the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon's statement on the Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip, which continued for four days, causing the death of twenty-five Palestinians mostly innocent civilians and school children and wounded around ninety others, including women and children.
Mr. Anwar Gharbi, the campaign legal official, said, "Mr. Ban Ki-Moon called for the Palestinian factions to stop firing rockets at Israeli targets, considering such act as " unacceptable ", and at the same time, giving the occupation forces (Israel) the right to kill the Palestinian people under siege, advising (the Israelis), to use little self-control. "This is a clear bias to the occupying party against unarmed people who are exposed to escalating war crimes." Mr. Gharbi added.
Mr. Gharbi drew attention to the fact that "this is not the first time that Mr. Ki-Moon demonstrates support to the occupation and aggression against a completely defenseless and besieged people (in Gaza), he adopted a similar biased stance during the Israeli prevention of the Freedom Flotilla II (to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza besieged people)."
The European campaign considered that the UN Secretary General stance, while being repeated by him, are still shocking for ignoring the bloodshed in Gaza while (he is) offering full consideration to ensure that no single Israeli get harmed, and ignoring that the latest aggression was started only by the Israelis.
Mr. Gharbi added that "Mr. Ki-Moon by giving such statements and adopting such stances is putting himself in contradiction with the basics of the international law by continuously supporting the aggressor against who are trying to defend themselves with their limited resources. Mr. Ki-Moon, therefore, is not eligible to stay in office, and the international community should review his appointment as the Secretary-General of the United Nations based on his clear bias and unbalanced positions".