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The Israel-Palestine conflict has once again erupted into a fierce war, resulting in widespread human suffering. As violence escalates, the global response remains fragmented

Mehwish Abbas, is a Student of NUST and writes research article about International relestions, Contribute Research for TTJ

and inadequate. This failure of the international community, particularly the West and Muslim-majority nations, raises pressing questions about complicity, apathy, and moral responsibility.

The United States has long positioned itself as a mediator in the Israel-Palestine conflict, but its actions often betray a clear bias towards Israel. This favoritism has profound implications for the dynamics of the conflict and the prospects for peace. Billions of dollars in military aid flow from Washington to Tel Aviv annually, boosting Israel’s military capabilities. This financial and military support perpetuates the cycle of violence and contributes to what some describe as a systematic campaign against the Palestinian people.

U.S. Involvement and Its Implications

The latest surge in hostilities has seen Israeli airstrikes devastate Gaza, resulting in significant civilian casualties and widespread destruction. In response, the U.S. has reiterated Israel’s right to self-defense, while offering minimal criticism of actions that international observers have labeled disproportionate and punitive. This stance effectively endorses ongoing military aggression, undermining efforts for a balanced peace process.

Despite ongoing human rights abuses and violations of international law, the U.S. continues to veto UN Security Council resolutions that seek to hold Israel accountable. This consistent use of veto power restricts international efforts to impose checks on Israeli military operations and ensures that Israel remains shielded from substantive global criticism. Such actions not only reinforce the status quo but also send a message of impunity. This double standard not only fuels resentment but also diminishes America’s credibility as a neutral arbiter in peace negotiations.

The Role of Muslim-Majority Countries

The response from Muslim-majority countries has been equally disappointing. Despite the religious and cultural ties to Palestine, many Muslim nations have limited their actions to issuing condemnatory statements and passing tepid resolutions. This is due to political incompetence and fractured solidarity within the Muslim world. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the UAE, major players in the region, have called for peace and provided some humanitarian aid, but their efforts lack the urgency and cohesion needed to effect real change.

The normalization of relations between several Arab states and Israel through the Abraham Accords further complicates the geopolitical landscape. These accords, while labeled by some as steps toward regional peace, have been criticized for sidelining the Palestinian cause and prioritizing economic and strategic interests over justice. Turkey and Iran have voiced strong opposition to Israeli actions, but their rhetoric often lacks follow-through, and their regional ambitions sometimes overshadow genuine concern for Palestinian welfare.

The Role of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a body representing 57 Muslim-majority countries, routinely condemns Israeli policies but fails to move beyond statements to actionable plans that could alleviate Palestinian suffering. The OIC’s resolutions, while symbolically significant, often lack the mechanisms and political will necessary to influence the situation on the ground. This lack of effective action from the Muslim world is not just a failure of policy but also a betrayal of shared values and historical ties. The disunity and political maneuvering within the Muslim-majority countries contribute to the perpetuation of the conflict, leaving Palestinians feeling abandoned by their supposed allies.

The Path Forward: A Call for Balanced and Proactive Engagement

As the world watches the Israel-Palestine conflict unfold, it becomes clear that both Western powers and Muslim-majority countries bear a significant share of the responsibility for the ongoing genocide of Palestinians. The global community’s failure to address the root causes of the conflict, enforce international law, and provide equitable support to both sides has prolonged the suffering of millions.

In Gaza, hospitals are overwhelmed and often bombed, struggling to treat the injured amidst shortages of medical supplies and electricity. The blockade imposed by Israel has crippled the economy, leading to high unemployment and widespread poverty. In the West Bank, continued settlement expansion and military incursions disrupt daily life and undermine any prospects for a contiguous Palestinian state. The international community’s inaction allows these conditions to persist.

The Role of the European Union and Other Western Nations

The European Union, while occasionally critical of Israeli policies, has been reluctant to take strong measures such as sanctions or arms embargoes. Similarly, other Western nations often align with U.S. policy, further insulating Israel from meaningful international pressure.

The Imperative for a Just Resolution

It is imperative for the international community to adopt a more balanced and proactive approach. This includes holding all parties accountable for violations of human rights, ensuring that humanitarian aid reaches those in need without political conditions, and supporting genuine peace initiatives that consider the rights and aspirations of both Israelis and Palestinians. The path to peace requires a commitment to justice and equality, recognizing the legitimate claims and grievances.

The current scenario only leads to more destruction and despair. A truly just resolution requires the world to open its eyes and act with fairness and compassion. Only through sustained and principled engagement can we hope to see an end to this cycle of violence and pave the way for a lasting peace in the region. In this critical moment, silence and inaction are complicity. The international community, particularly influential actors like the United States and key Muslim nations, must rise above political expediency to champion justice, human rights, and a future where Palestinians can live in peace and dignity. The stakes are too high for the world to remain shut-eyed any longer.

Note: The content of this article reflects the author’s research and point of view. It is not a reflection of the policy of THINK TANK JOURNAL. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official stance of any organization or entity.

Mehwish Abbas
Mehwish Abbas
Mehwish Abbas, is a Student of NUST and writes research article about International relestions

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