A child watches the devastation in the Tal al-Hawa neighborhood of Gaza City. Photo: Eyad El Baba/ Unicef.

The director of the New York office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Craig Mokhiber, has resigned over the inaction of UN bodies to prevent the "genocide" of the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip at the hands of Israel. This was announced on this day to the media Europa Press.

The official sent a letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Turk, in which he denounced: "We are seeing a genocide before our eyes and the UN organizations do not seem to have the power to stop it."

He explained that in the case of genocide in which he has worked, such as the Bosnian, Yazidi or Rohingya genocide, the United Nations "has failed in its mission to prevent mass atrocities, protect vulnerable populations and hold those responsible to account".

He also underlined Israel's role, with a spate of airstrikes in Gaza against schools, churches, mosques, medical institutions and civilian facilities. He also denounced the 'pogroms' against Palestinians in the West Bank.
Mokhiber criticized the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom and European countries for "being complicit," equipping Israel with weapons and economic, diplomatic and political aid.

(With information from agencies)