Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General To the United Nationsexpressed deep concern about the new operations of the Israeli occupation army in the south Gaza And its impact on civilians, stressing that there is no safe place in the Gaza Strip, while another UN source said that Israel’s proposal to establish a “safe zone” in the southern Gaza Strip cannot be adopted.
Dujarric confirmed that they are closely monitoring the situation in Gaza, and said: “We repeat our call on Israel, as we did before, to protect civilians in all cases,” and indicated that the United Nations opposes the forced transfer of Palestinians from Gaza.
For his part, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, said that Israel’s proposal for a safe zone in the southern Gaza Strip could not be adopted.
This came in a speech yesterday, Friday, during a United Nations session on the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
He explained that the Israeli proposal regarding what it calls a “safe zone” cannot be adopted, and added that the area is not safe and is not suitable for the number of displaced people.
Suggestion and warning
Israel had sent a new warning to the Palestinians in the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, and asked them to head to the west, away from the range of fire and to be close to humanitarian aid.
Mark Regev, an aide to the Israeli Prime Minister, said Benjamin Netanyahu“We are asking people to move. I know that it is not easy for many of them, but we do not want civilians to be caught in the crossfire,” he told the American news network MSNBC on Friday.
Such a move could force hundreds of thousands of Palestinians – who headed south to escape the Israeli aggression on Gaza City – to move again, along with residents of the southern city of Khan Yunis, exacerbating the serious humanitarian crisis.
The Israeli aggression against Gaza continues for the 43rd day, as the occupation forces continue to target hospitals and surround them with tanks. While Palestinians continue to be martyred in Israeli bombing on various areas in the Gaza Strip, the health authorities in Gaza announced yesterday, Friday, that the number of martyrs had risen to more than 12,000 people, including 5,000 children.