Sat 02 Dec 2023 4:42 pm - Jerusalem Time

Human rights body: 80% of the population of Gaza have become displaced

The Independent Commission for Human Rights in the Gaza Strip said that 80% of the population of the Strip have become displaced under very difficult humanitarian conditions, while the Ministry of Health accused the Israeli occupation of forcing residents to flee by targeting hospitals.

The human rights body added - in a statement - that the occupation aims to transform internal displacement in the Gaza Strip into external displacement.

In the same context, the spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra from Khan Yunis, confirmed that the Israeli occupation wants to take all hospitals in the northern Gaza Strip out of service, with the aim of forcing the rest of the population to flee.

He added to Al Jazeera that the occupation raids also targeted hospitals in the southern Gaza Strip.

On the other hand, the Director of Civil Defense in the northern Gaza Strip, Ahmed Al-Kahlot, said that the Strip needs 50 excavators and 50 bulldozers in order to continue rescue operations and recover the bodies of the martyrs, after the occupation destroyed most of the civil defense mechanisms and equipment.

For its part, Doctors Without Borders said that its investigations proved the Israeli army's responsibility for the attack on its evacuation convoy in Gaza City two weeks ago.

The organization added - in a statement - that the convoy vehicles bearing the Doctors Without Borders logo were exposed to gunfire, in which two people were killed, both of whom were families of the organization’s employees.

The organization explained that it collected testimonies related to the destruction of 5 of its vehicles and severe damage to its clinic in Gaza City.

Source: Al Jazeera


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Human rights body: 80% of the population of Gaza have become displaced