Incessant Israeli bombing of Rafah

Incessant Israeli bombing of Rafah
Incessant Israeli bombing of Rafah
In the past 24 hours, 75 Palestinians have died in Israeli military operations in Gaza, bringing the death toll to at least 36,171, mostly civilians, in the besieged territory.

On Wednesday in the same city, street fighting pitted soldiers and Palestinian fighters, an Israeli helicopter fired into the center and intensive shelling targeted an area on the edge of the city, said witnesses who saw Israeli tanks. in different sectors, notably the center. Hamas said it fired rockets at soldiers near the Yebna camp in Rafah.

Still in the south of the strip of land 40 km long and 10 km wide, three bodies were taken out of the rubble of a house hit by an Israeli bombardment in Khan Younes, according to Civil Defense.

“I lost two of my children, Haydar, 8 years old, and Mecca, 5 years old, my only one,” killed in Israeli strikes on Khan Younes, says a tearful Rami Abou Jazar after saying goodbye to his children wrapped in shrouds whites.

In the north of the territory, Israeli military vehicles opened fire in Gaza City and strikes targeted areas in Jabalia, witnesses said.

After an attack by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on October 7 against Israeli territory carried out from Gaza, Israel vowed to annihilate Hamas.

His army launched a campaign of intense and incessant air and ground bombardments followed by a ground offensive which, in addition to a heavy human toll, destroyed numerous neighborhoods and displaced the majority of the approximately 2.4 million inhabitants while according to the There is no longer a safe place in Gaza. They also caused a humanitarian catastrophe with a threat of famine according to the United Nations.

Israel’s main political and military supporter, the United States has insisted that it “does not turn a blind eye” to the victims in Rafah but continues to judge that Israel has not launched a “major” offensive against this city likely to call into question their support, according to the White House.

American cynicism: They weren’t big bombs “The Israelis said they were using (at Rafah) 37-pound bombs
(about 17 kilos)”, “37 pounds is not a big bomb”, declared the spokesperson for the American National Security Council John Kirby, saying he was waiting for the results of the Israeli investigation into the bombing of the camp displaced on Sunday to Rafah. “People burned,” he told AFP

Mohammad Hamad, after this bombing which caused a fire which ravaged the camp and where many bodies including those of children were charred according to Civil Defense.

Since the entry of Israeli tanks into eastern Rafah on May 7, around a million people have already fled the city where more than 1.4 million Palestinians, the vast majority of whom were displaced, were crowded together.

And since the closure of the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, after the arrival of Israeli tanks on the Palestinian side, the delivery of humanitarian aid, vital for the population of Gaza, has virtually come to a standstill.

A fatal blow to Palestinian health

Palestinian refugees in Gaza are facing an unprecedented health crisis due to Israel’s war in the region, according to the annual health report released Tuesday by the United Nations Relief and Works Organization. Palestine refugees in the Middle East (UNRWA).

A “fatal blow” has been dealt to the health and well-being of Palestinian refugees, the report says, with higher rates of injuries, trauma and mental health disorders.
The destruction of infrastructure and transportation has affected healthcare delivery, while overcrowding and limited access to clean water have increased the risk of infectious diseases.

Hepatitis and different types of diarrhea are becoming more and more common. Furthermore, one in three children under the age of two in the northern Gaza Strip suffers from acute malnutrition.

Access to health care saw a significant decline in the fourth quarter of 2023. Fourteen out of twenty-two health centers were forced to close and power outages crippled telehealth systems.

UNRWA set up one hundred and fifty-five emergency shelters, deployed one hundred and eight mobile medical units, coordinated the shipment of essential medicines and monitored epidemics.

Dr. Akihiro Seita, UNRWA health director, argues that “the health crisis affecting Palestinian refugees can only be alleviated through immediate and sustained medical interventions and support.”

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