Amnesty International said that the order given by the Israeli occupation army to residents of the northern Gaza Strip and Gaza City to migrate to the south of the Strip cannot be considered an effective warning and may amount to forced displacement of the civilian population, which constitutes a violation of international humanitarian law.
The organization added in a press release today Saturday that, regardless of the delay in implementing this order, Israel cannot treat northern Gaza as a firing zone based on the issuance of this order, and its forces must commit to taking all possible precautions to reduce harm to civilians wherever they are in Gaza.
“With this order, Israeli forces begin the massive forced displacement of more than 1.1 million people from Gaza City and the entire northern part of the Gaza Strip,” said Amnesty International Secretary General, Agnès Callamard. “This generated panic among the population, leaving thousands of internally displaced Palestinians living on the streets. “They do not know where to flee or where to find safety amid Israel’s relentless bombing campaign and ruthless collective punishment measures. This order must be rescinded immediately.”
Since the escalation began, more than 532,000 Palestinians in Gaza have been internally displaced, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, some of whom have been displaced twice.
She added: “Israel’s allies and donor countries must urgently call for respect for international humanitarian law and the protection of civilians. The international community must also refrain from further legitimizing the illegal blockade imposed by Israel for 16 years, and immediately cease arms transfers that “could be used to carry out illegal attacks.”
Roads in northern Gaza have been severely damaged by Israeli airstrikes, public transport is unavailable and fuel is scarce due to the ongoing tightening blockade.
An aid worker in Gaza told Amnesty International: “They (the Israeli army) should tell me how we can evacuate the hospitals which are overflowing with intensive care patients and all those injured in the recent attacks. It’s absurd, it’s impossible.
Due to destroyed roads and fuel shortages, rescue teams cannot reach areas north of Gaza to recover hundreds of bodies still trapped under the rubble following recent Israeli raids.
Callamard stressed that the international community cannot stand idly by while occupying forces illegally displace more than a million Palestinians from their homes, and called for an immediate end to Israel’s forced displacement of civilians in Gaza. .
Amnesty International called on Israel to adhere to the principles of international law and refrain from collective punishment, vengeance and displacement.
This afternoon, the Ministry of Health announced that the death toll from the occupation’s continued aggression against our people in Gaza and the West Bank stood at 2,269 martyrs and 9,814 injured.
The Health Ministry said the death toll in the Gaza Strip stood at 2,215 martyrs and 8,714 wounded, and in the West Bank, 54 martyrs and more than 1,100 wounded.
For the eighth day, the occupation continues its raids on Gaza and the number of martyrs rises to 2,215
As the second week of the battle against Al-Aqsa floods launched by the Al-Qassam Brigades entered, the occupation intensified its bombardments across the entire Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll to 2 215 martyrs, including 500 children.
The Palestinian Health Ministry announced that the death toll from Israeli raids on the Gaza Strip since the attack rose to 2,215 martyrs and 8,714 wounded.
A TRT Arabi correspondent reported that occupation raids killed a preliminary 256 Palestinians in just 24 hours.
On Saturday morning, the occupying army resumed artillery fire from gunboats and tanks on the eastern and western Gaza Strip.
A number of Palestinians were martyred and others injured during an occupation bombardment on the densely populated Nuseirat camp market in the central Gaza Strip.
The occupation planes also attacked Palestinian homes in the Jabalia camp and the Beit Lahia project in the northern Gaza Strip, causing martyrs and injuries.
In Khan Yunis, the Gaza Strip’s Interior Ministry said Israeli planes destroyed a home of the Al-Agha family in the town, saying there were reports of martyrs and injuries .
The ministry added in a statement: “The house was destroyed along with its occupants, and a large number of martyrs and injured were found under the rubble.”
She indicated that civil defense and ambulance teams are working to “evacuate the martyrs and the injured.”
500 children were killed
For his part, Salim Owais, press officer at the United Nations Children’s Fund in the Middle East and North Africa (UNICEF), announced that 500 children have been killed in Gaza and 1,600 others have been injured since the Events began on October 7.
Owais said in statements to the UN news site that these numbers are increasing, stressing that the situation in Gaza is “very difficult” and will be “catastrophic” if it continues like this.
At dawn on October 7, Hamas and other Palestinian factions in Gaza launched Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, in response to “continued attacks by Israeli forces and settlers against the Palestinian people, their properties and its holy places, in particular Al-Aqsa”. Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.
On the other hand, the Israeli army launched Operation Iron Swords and continues to launch intensive raids in many areas of the Gaza Strip, inhabited by more than two million Palestinians whose living conditions are deteriorating due to of the ongoing Israeli siege since 2006.