The Humanitarian Crisis In Gaza 🇵🇸

The IDF said it had taken steps before the air strike to “reduce the risk of harming uninvolved civilians”

Perhaps they could explain how they did that.No,of course they can’t.

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The numbers reveal the true scale of the war in Gaza. As it drags on, Israel…

Hamas has had its day of reckoning over the violent October 7 attacks, but Israel’s day of reckoning for its eight-month-long response is still to come. The question is, has its response been proportional?

“Frozen**”** children — it’s an unusual description of an appalling reality.

They’re the words Sydney clinical psychologist Scarlett Wong used after a recent trip to Gaza with Doctors Without Borders.

“When you see a starving child, they are apathetic, they have no response,” she told SBS News. “This is the kind of thing we were seeing from a medical view … children have become frozen, with no emotion, and apathetic.”

The situation, Dr Wong said, was “the worst humanitarian disaster I have ever seen”.

Gaza has become one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes of our time. The UN’s World Food Programme has said [parts of Gaza are now gripped by "a full-blown famiine.

One of the few countries denying this is Israel. Not only is there not a famine, said Ron Dermer, a member of Israel’s war cabinet, but there is an abundance of food.

He told a startled Yalda Hakim on Sky UK recently that there were in fact “bustling markets” with fruit and vegetables.

Dermer’s claim defies all available evidence. Given the Israeli army has drones flying constantly across the tiny enclave, Dermer could have provided

Politicians in all countries these days seem to be quite prepared to persist in telling lies even when there’s overwhelming evidence to contradict them.

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More than 8,000 children under five years old had been diagnosed and treated for acute malnutrition, of whom more than 1,500 had a more severe form, Dr Tedros added

"It’s very unsettling to see a child when their parent can’t protect them, it’s heartbreaking when a parent can’t protect their child, so increasingly I’m hearing people say I just want this over, I’m happy if there’s an air strike on me tonight.

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The tactical pause is part of an ongoing misleading and contradictory narrative by the Israeli military, quite similar to the narrative of evacuations, safe zones across the Gaza Strip where people ended up being killed.

Right now, whether there’s a tactical pause or not, when compared with the number of trucks allowed into Gaza from Karem Abu Salem crossing, it’s less than what is sufficient and what’s needed to help people to combat the difficult living conditions. We’re only talking about four commercial trucks and five fuel trucks. When compared with the greater needs on the ground, this is nothing.

It looks like from the pattern of how it’s happening, it’s either the crossings are closed and no commercial trucks are allowed, or if they are allowed, there are conditions created on the ground to make it very difficult for the delivery of aid
As of yesterday, about eight law enforcement officials were killed as they were securing the delivery of commercial trucks to the market here in the central area of Khan Younis in southern Gaza

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“This business of destroying Hamas, making Hamas disappear — it’s simply throwing sand in the eyes of the public,” Mr Hagari told Israel’s Channel 13 TV.

“Hamas is an idea, Hamas is a party. It’s rooted in the hearts of the people — whoever thinks we can eliminate Hamas is wrong.”

Most of us having been saying that from the start.
But it’s taken so many deaths for someone in Israel to recognize it.
Not that it will make any difference with Netanyahu in charge.