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The terrible situation imposed by Israel on Palestine is increasingly critical. This Tuesday (5) the representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Palestine, Richard Peeperkorn, spoke directly from Gaza via video call with international reporters and made a point of highlighting that the situation “gets worse every hour”.

According to Peeperkorn, Israeli bombings that were previously directed at the north of Gaza now affect the entire area, including the south, close to the cities of Khan Younis and Rafah, the latter where the crossing to Egypt is located.

The WHO representative appealed to the international community to send more humanitarian aid to Gaza, as the current amount of aid does not cover the vulnerable situation in which the population finds itself, with a permanent increase in the humanitarian disaster.

“Death Zone”

To the network Al Jazeerathe spokesperson for the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), James Elder, described the scenario experienced by the Palestinian people in Gaza: “Everywhere you look there are children with third-degree burns, shrapnel wounds, broken brains and bones”, he lamented.

According to Elder, mothers cry for children who appear to be close to death: “It looks like a death zone right now,” he added.

On his account on moment is complicity.

On the same social network, in a post from the United Nations (UN) news channel, he also stated, directly from Rafah, that “there is no safe place” and that not even hospitals are safe places.

*With information from Al Jazeera. Red Edition, Murilo da Silva.


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