News ID : 164556
Publish Date : 2/11/2024 9:37:16 AM
Suffering of Palestinians in Gaza unimaginable: UN

Suffering of Palestinians in Gaza unimaginable: UN

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. Martin Griffiths has sounded the alarm over humanitarian catastrophe in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, where over 1.3 million Palestinians, including those displaced from the northern strip are trapped amid relentless Israeli strikes and a looming ground invasion.

Griffiths highlighted the plight of the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip, saying the people in the territory have been moving for months, surviving bombs, diseases and starvation.

"The suffering of the Palestinians is unimaginable. Where are they going to go? How are they supposed to be safe? There is nowhere left to go in Gaza,” he raised the questions to international bodies and community in reference to the Zionist regime’s plan to invade Rafah.

The UN official also warned that “over a million” people are currently taking shelter in Rafah and that any incursion there would add miseries to the Palestinians.

"Their houses have been destroyed, their streets have been mined, their neighborhoods have been shelled," Griffiths stated as Israeli warplanes and artillery have not made southern cities of Rafah and Khan Yunis as focal points over the past couple of weeks.  

The warning from the UN official comes as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly told visiting US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken recently that the Zionist army would begin a ground invasion of Rafah within the next 2 weeks. Netanyahu has also ordered his army to draw a plan to evacuate Rafah before the holy month of Ramadan.

However, the United Nations, human rights groups and even the United States, which is a staunch supporter of the Israeli regime, have warned that the attack on this densely populated Gaza city will bring another disaster.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has also issued a fresh warning about the situation in Gaza and once again emphasized the urgent need for a ceasefire.

Palestinian resistance groups as well as several regional countries have already warned against any ground incursion into southern Gaza, which the Zionist regime after launching its genocidal war, had declared a safe place for Palestinians.

Meanwhile, head of the European Union's foreign policy, Josep Borrell said that some bloc members have warned of humanitarian disaster if the Zionist regime attacks Rafah.

“Resuming negotiations on prisoners’ swap and suspending hostilities is the only way to prevent bloodshed”, Borrell wrote on his X platform.  

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron also on Saturday night expressed concern over a possibility military attack in Rafah.

Western governments have so far maintained double standard on the Israeli genocide in Gaza. They have express shock over the extent of the Gaza tragedy but at the same time keep supplying arms and financial aid to the Zionist regime to continue massacring the Palestinians.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres


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