Jerusalem, 30 May 2022 (TDI):  Violence perpetrated by the Israeli-occupied forces is escalating day by day. After the brutal murder of Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American journalist, another crime in Palestine has been reported.

This time the victim is a fourteen-year-old boy, Zaid Ghuneim who lived in the village of Al Khadir near Bethlehem. The violence in the month of May was followed by a rising humanitarian crisis in Jerusalem.

According to a report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Israeli security forces killed 315 Palestinians, including 197 men, 41 women, and 77 children.

The total number of injured people is 17,597 including at least 527 women and 1,472 children. The murder of the fourteen-year-old Zaid Ghuneim is one such example.

On Abu Akleh’s killing, the UN Human Rights has stated that it is a ‘continuation of the high rate of attacks against media workers in Palestine.’

After the killing of Abu Akleh, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, also emphasized tangible and non-tangible ongoing arrangements at the UNSC, which can be regularized and expanded immediately with the political will.

While the fighting has been going on for decades in this region, the tensions are at their peak between Israel and Palestinians, which impacted those living in East Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West Bank.

Hundreds of people are killed on a daily basis. Ever since its creation in 1948, Israel has carried out a series of brutal assaults against the Palestinians.

In the past fifty years, Israel has continued to build settlements in the Palestinian territories most especially in the Golan heights.

About 600,000 Jews now live in Golan heights. This violation has led to an intensification of settler-related violence. These patterns resulted in an increase in the number of Palestinian murders and mass killings.

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