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Israeli genocide in Gaza

Israel’s deadly onslaught on Gaza has now entered its 66th day. The regime keeps pounding the besieged strip, killing more Palestinians there. Over two dozen Palestinians lost their lives after Israeli strikes hit al-Maghazi and Nuseirat refugee camps in central Gaza. Separately, Israeli warplanes and artillery once again targeted the southern city of Khan Yunis. Clashes also erupted between Palestinian resistance fighters and Israeli forces in the central part of the same city. To the north of the territory, the Israeli military targeted displaced Palestinians taking shelter at a UN school in the Jabalia camp. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, there is no safe place to go in Gaza. The death toll from the Israeli onslaught has now reached nearly 18,000, mostly women and children.

Gaza healthcare crisis

The head of the World Health Organization says it’s almost impossible to improve the health situation in Gaza given the current circumstances there. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the Israeli onslaught has left a "catastrophic" impact on the health sector in the Palestinian territory. He added that resupplying medical needs is now extremely difficult, considering the security situation on the ground. Tedros also regretted the UN Security Council's failure to agree on a ceasefire in Gaza. He was speaking at a meeting of the WHO's executive board in Geneva. The board adopted a resolution by consensus that called for medical personnel and supplies to be sent to the besieged territory. Regarding the humanitarian situation in Gaza, several UN rights agencies have also issued fresh warnings. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, has condemned Israel’s use of food, water and fuel as weapons of war.

Israeli onslaught on Gaza

Jordan's foreign minister says the Israeli regime is pursuing a policy of pushing Palestinians out of Gaza through a war that he described as genocide. Ayman Safadi added that the regime has created a level of hatred that would haunt the region and define generations to come. He also slammed the international community for failing to make unequivocal demand for an end to the Israeli onslaught on Gaza. Safadi underlined that Israel’s claim that its strikes target Hamas positions is belied by the huge civilian toll, denouncing Israeli attacks as indiscriminate. He said Israeli atrocities against Palestinians amount to war crimes.

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