DILI, 25 october 2023 (TATOLI) – Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an International Peace Organization, strongly calls for an immediate cessation of the Israel-Hamas war that threatens global security and tramples on the integrity of life.
HWPL, headquartered in South Korea and affiliated with the UN Economic and Social Council and the Seoul Metropolitan Government, on october 12, released a statement regarding the Israel-Hamas war. This is HWPL’s third official statement advocating peace, following the statement on the human rights crisis of Myanmar in march 2021 and on Russia-Ukraine War in february 2022.
The Israel-Hamas war, which began with the launch of thousands of rockets on october 7, has resulted in thousands of deaths and is causing concerns over the possibility that the war could escalate into an international conflict. Several governments and international organizations have called for an end to conflict through official statements.
In the statement, HWPL said: “It is the innocent civilians who become the victims in wars, and everyone in the world is witnessing this situation in real-time. Failing to stop an unjustified war will result in thousands and tens of thousands of civilian casualties. Can anyone compensate for such devastating atrocities?”
HWPL urged Israel and Hamas to immediately cease the acts of aggression, protect the citizens, and actively engage in efforts to ensure recovery and peace”, and calls on “the UN and the international community to swiftly take necessary measures such as mediating peace between the two parties to bring them to a dialogue and providing humanitarian support.”
On march 14, 2016, HWPL, together with international law experts from 15 countries, drafted and announced the “Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)” for international law for peace. This declaration proposes international cooperation, citizen participation and cultural approaches to conflict prevention, mediation, and peace. HWPL announced that it plans to submit the DPCW to the United Nations. Through peace activities in more than 170 countries, HWPL is specifying action plans to build a world of peace by establishing institutional approach to the international community and raising peace awareness among the public.
“Threats of violence cannot break the hope for freedom and peace held dearly by global citizens. This hope is a strong will shared across the globe, and humanity will foster firm solidarity under peace to ultimately bring about restoration by becoming one,” said the statement.
HWPL condemns violence and war that undermine world peace: “We spare no effort to establish peace together with global citizens.”
Journalist: Camilio de Sousa
Editor: Filomeno Martins