In this statement, WILPF expresses its deep sadness at the ongoing and escalating loss of life in Palestine and Israel, which take place in the context of ongoing Israeli occupation, war crimes and impunity. It denounces all attacks against civilians by all parties. Indiscriminate attacks on civilians are a crime under international law and cannot be justified. WILPF emphasises the absolute necessity to prevent further atrocities and loss of life. And it reiterates that a durable and fair peace will only be achieved by eliminating the root causes of violence and oppression.