The martyrdom of more than 240 Palestinians in 24 hours due to Israeli airstrikes, and the WHO calls for an immediate ceasefire
Over 240 Palestinians have been martyred and others injured in the past 24 hours during intense Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.
Follow up – Al-Khabar Al-Yemeni:
This number of Palestinians were martyred in various areas, most of them in the Gaza Strip. The occupation committed a new massacre in Khan Younis, claiming the lives of more than 30 individuals (with the potential for an increase) and injuring dozens, including women and children.
The Israeli forces issued a new order to evacuate Al-Bureij camp and its surrounding areas, prompting residents of the affected areas to flee to Rafah City.
Given the difficult living conditions for the people of Gaza, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, once again called for an “immediate ceasefire.”
He added that the aid provided is still insufficient and that humanitarian efforts “fall short of meeting the needs of the Gaza population.”
The UN announced yesterday evening the appointment of Dutch Minister Sigrid Kaag as the coordinator for humanitarian affairs and reconstruction in Gaza. Her duties are set to begin on January 8th, following a resolution by the UN Security Council calling for increased assistance to the Strip.
For its part, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed “grave concern” about the continued Israeli bombardment of Gaza, emphasizing the need for strict compliance with the principles of international humanitarian law, including distinction, proportionality, and taking precautions.