Euro-Med reports dozens of technology experts killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza

Edited by Ed Newman
2024-03-17 12:38:02


Geneva, March 17 (RHC)-- The Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor says the Israeli military has systematically targeted dozens of information technology experts in the Gaza Strip, as part of its genocidal war against the besieged territory.

Euro-Med documented a list on Sunday that included several programmers, computer engineers, and experts in artificial intelligence who were killed as a result of the Israeli attacks across Gaza.  The human rights group went on to say that employees and influencers in these vital sectors were also killed as the occupying regime deliberately targeted and destroyed companies and infrastructure in Gaza.

According to Euro-Med, Haitham Mohammed Al-Nabahin a prominent programming engineer was killed along with his wife in an Israeli attack on Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza on March 14.

The organization’s list also included Tareq Thabet, the program director of the "YUCAS" technological incubator affiliated with the University College in Gaza, who was killed along with his wife, children, parents, and several family members after the Israeli military targeted his home.

Among those killed by the Israeli regime was also the software engineer Baraa Abdullah Al-Saqa, founder of the company (DITS), as well as a group of other young programmers.  Euro-Med further noted that the Israeli regime is seeking to hinder the development of the Palestinian society in Gaza and undermine its scientific, educational, and economic systems by targeting and killing Palestinian talents and elites, including doctors and academics.

The crimes committed by the Israeli regime “aim to deprive vital sectors of the Palestinian society of specialized and distinguished personnel, which are difficult to replace in the short term, in addition to creating a state of panic and coercion among the remaining talents, which might push them to migrate,” the group warned.

Israel launched the war on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas waged the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity in response to the Israeli regime's decades-long campaign of bloodletting and devastation against Palestinians.

Since the start of the offensive, the Tel Aviv regime has killed at least 31,490 Palestinians and injured more than 73,439 others.  The Tel Aviv regime has imposed a “complete siege” on the territory, cutting off fuel, electricity, food and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there.



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