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Gazans are in unbearable and extremely dire conditions

The United Nations agency responsible for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has decried the living conditions endured by residents of the Gaza Strip as “unbearable” and “extremely dire”.
News ID: 84707
Publish Date: 30June 2024 - 10:28

TEHRAN (defapress) - Speaking during a press briefing from central Gaza via video link to Geneva, Louise Wateridge, a spokesperson for UNRWA, lamented: “It’s unbearable. Today, it has to be the worst it’s ever been. I don’t doubt that tomorrow again will be the worst it’s ever been”.

Gazans are in unbearable and extremely dire conditions

Expressing shock at the devastation in Khan Younes, Wateridge, who spent four weeks outside Gaza before her return, said: “The buildings are skeletons, if at all. Everything is rubble.” Despite the severe damage, people have returned to these structures, living amidst collapsed walls and makeshift coverings to shield themselves from the elements.

“Gazans are forced to live in bombed-out buildings or camp next to giant piles of trash,” she added.

Israel has proceeded with its genocidal offensive on the war-torn Strip in complete disregard of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which ordered Israel in a legally binding decision to halt its military offensive in Rafah, which may violate its obligations under the Genocide Convention.

Israel has been waging a devastating war on Gaza since October 7, martyred at least 37,834 Palestinians and injuring over 86,858 others.

Moreover, at least 10,000 people are unaccounted for, presumed dead under the rubble of their homes throughout the Strip.

Palestinian and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

Tags: gaza ، unrwa ، palestine
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