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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has made a statement calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Palestine.
The group, which consists of 15 member states, expressed their concern and horror at the increasing death toll of civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
The ongoing war, which began on October 7th, has resulted in over 10,000 fatalities, mostly from the Gaza Strip.
CARICOM has urged all states to respect international humanitarian law by the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949.
The group condemned the disregard for international humanitarian law, human rights, and the laws of war that have led to the destruction of civilian infrastructure and limited access to necessities, including medical care for the people of Palestine.
CARICOM has reaffirmed its stance that the only lasting solution for peace between Israel and Palestine is a two-state solution based on relevant United Nations Resolutions and international law.
In addition to demanding a ceasefire, CARICOM has asked for the release of over 200 hostages who were kidnapped by Hamas militants when fighting broke out.
Furthermore, the group has called for all parties to comply fully with their obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law and international human rights law.
CARICOM has also requested immediate, safe, unimpeded access to adequate, sustained humanitarian support throughout Gaza, including food, water, medicines, medical care, fuel, and electricity.