The ITF Executive Board endorsed today 19th October 2023 at its meeting in Mumbai, India the ITF statement regarding the violence in Gaza and Israel.
ITF CONDEMNS ESCALATION OF VIOLENCE IN GAZA AND ISRAEL, CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE AND POLITICAL RESOLUTION
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) expresses deep alarm at the escalation of violence in Gaza and Israel and condemns the targeting of civilians on both sides by Hamas and Israeli forces.
We urgently call for respect for international law and a commitment from all parties to protect civilian lives and join the international community in calling for all sides and key countries in the region to de-escalate to avoid further bloodshed.
Even in the face of the illegal occupation and a 16-year blockade of Gaza, there are obligations under international humanitarian law that must be upheld. We condemn the indiscriminate attacks on civilians and taking of civilian hostages by Hamas and other armed groups,