“The pulverising of Gaza now ranks amongst the worst assaults on any civilian population in our time and age. Each day we see more dead children and new depths of suffering for the innocent people enduring this hell,” NRC’s Secretary-General, Jan Egeland, said in a statement.
According to the report, Turkiye, which supports a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict, has sharply criticised Israel over its campaign in Gaza, launched in response to militant group Hamas’s rampage on 7 October. More than 15,500 people have been killed in the Israeli air and ground attacks, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry.
“If there is fighting there is indeed a higher likelihood that they might wish to flee further south and beyond the border,” UNRWA quoted its Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini as saying in an interview by British daily The Guardian.
After the week-long temporary ‘humanitarian pause’ between Israel and Palestinian resistance group Hamas ended yesterday, Israel resumed its attacks and revived hostilities in the Gaza Strip by targeting multiple civilian areas within it.
"The statistics announced by the heads of the United Nations and its various departments that work in the Middle East are appalling, the number of dead civilians, " he said in response to an Anadolu reporter’s question at a news conference in Skopje on results of the Organisation for Cooperation and Security in Europe (OSCE) meeting.