9 Israeli NGOs including B’Tselem, Amnesty International – Israel Section, HaMoked and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel signed a joint statement on November 16. The press release describes the "dire humanitarian" situation in Gaza and argues that Israel’s occupation of the Gaza Strip continues." It calls on the "international community to ensure that Israel respects the basic human rights of residents of the Gaza Strip, and that all parties respect international humanitarian law," but omits the context of ongoing rocket attacks from Gaza (despite the "ceasefire"), continued smuggling of arms into the area, and Hamas’ refusal to renounce violence.

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