‘Sickness’ alarm in Gaza! Risk of spread increases

‘Sickness’ alarm in Gaza! Risk of spread increases

The WHO made a written statement on the health situation in Gaza, which is under the Israeli blockade and intense attacks.

The statement states that deaths and injuries have increased due to the intensification of attacks on Gaza and that this situation represents a danger to people’s health.

The statement said: “The risk of disease spread increases in Gaza, where health facilities and water and sanitation systems are disrupted. “These worrying trends are already emerging.” Statements were included.

The statement highlighted that the lack of fuel caused the closure of desalination plants, and underlined that this situation caused people to consume dirty water and significantly increased the risk of spreading bacterial infections such as diarrhea.

The statement said: “Since mid-October, more than 33,551 cases of diarrhea have been reported. More than half of these were seen in children under 5 years of age. This is a significant increase compared to the monthly average of 2,000 cases in children under 5 years of age throughout 2021 and 2022. “8,944 cases of scabies and lice, 1,005 chickenpox, 12,635 cases of skin rashes were reported, as well like 54,866 cases of upper respiratory tract infection.” Statements were included.

The statement states that the disruption of routine vaccination activities in Gaza and the lack of medicines for the treatment of infectious diseases further increase the risk of rapid disease spread.

“Internet connectivity and limited phone system operation further limit our ability to detect potential outbreaks early and respond effectively to them. Damaged water and sanitation systems and shortages of cleaning supplies in healthcare facilities have made it nearly impossible to maintain basic infection prevention and control measures.”

The statement called for immediate and accelerated access to humanitarian aid, including fuel, water, food and medical supplies, to the Gaza Strip, and reminded parties to the conflict of their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians. , medical care and civil infrastructure.

“WHO calls for the unconditional release of all hostages and a humanitarian ceasefire to prevent further death and suffering,” the statement said. The statement was also included.


Osama Hamdan, one of the senior leaders of Hamas, made statements about Israel’s attacks on Gaza at a press conference in Beirut, capital of Lebanon.

Hamdan said that the US administration is responsible for all the daily massacres carried out by Israel in the Gaza Strip, especially after it gave the green light to Israel.

Hamas leader Hamdan said: “Our message to the US administration: we tell US President Joe Biden and his administration to stop thinking about the dream of governing Gaza after the attack. The resistance and our people will prevail. Learn from your previous lessons in the Middle East and elsewhere.” he said.

Hamdan stated that the world and the American people have begun to see the “repeated claim that a humanitarian ceasefire has not been achieved despite Israel’s insistence” as a kind of deception and delay to give Israel an additional opportunity. to commit more massacres. “What needs to be done today is,” he said, “work to immediately stop the attacks against the Palestinian people.”

Addressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Hamdan said: “The foreigners (captives) will be released, as we said, they are guests, but field and security conditions must be provided to ensure their safety. As for your soldiers, you know what the cost is.” he said.

Regarding Israel’s claims that Hamas is “building tunnels and command centers under hospitals in the Gaza Strip,” Hamdan told the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the International Committee of the Red Cross to check all hospitals in Gaza to ensure that there are no Hamas leaders in the hospitals and reiterated his call to send delegations.


Basim Naim, one of the Hamas administrators, also warned at the press conference about the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza, saying: “More than 90 percent of blockaded Gaza has no drinking water. “Palestinians consume dirty or salty water.” saying.

Naim stated that the Palestinian people who consume dirty water or have to use seawater become vulnerable to diseases and epidemics.


Naim stated that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and its leadership, who bowed to the dictates of the occupation forces, are responsible for the humanitarian disaster in Gaza, especially in the northern region. who are responsible for protecting more than 70 percent of Gaza and stated that UNRWA has abdicated its responsibility towards hundreds of thousands of refugees and deprived them of their basic needs such as water, food, medicine and shelter.

Naim described UNRWA’s attitude as complicity with the “occupation forces” and pointed out that this institution is responsible for the legal, humanitarian and moral consequences of what happened to the world and history.

Addressing the United Nations (UN) and the international community, Naim said: “It is a shame that water supplies are allowed to be cut off for an entire population and that water is allowed to be used as a means of blackmail to force people to leave. their homes”. he said.

Naim explained that Israel deliberately bombed bakeries and implemented a policy of starving the population of the region, especially in Gaza and the cities of northern Gaza.

Stating that all bakeries in these regions were bombed and that the solar panels of houses and bakeries were attacked, Naim said that 900 thousand people in northern Gaza were at risk of humanitarian disaster and famine.

Addressing the international community, Naim affirmed that it should not give in to Israel’s impositions, which go against international law and conventions, and said:

“We are calling to the civilized world. How long will they remain silent about the crime of collective punishment imposed by the Zionist enemy against an entire people? Isn’t this a crime against humanity? “Practical measures must be urgently taken to break the blockade imposed on the population, especially the northern regions of Gaza.”

Addressing the Islamic and Arab worlds, Naim said: “How long will humanitarian aid pile up in front of the Rafah border gate, awaiting approval from the occupation forces? When will his will prevail over the occupation’s will? He made a complaint.


Naim also called for “clear collective decisions” to be made at the Arab League and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summits scheduled for the weekend in Saudi Arabia, which will force Israel to open its border gates and allow entry. of humanitarian, medical and fuel aid.

Saudi Arabia is preparing to host two extraordinary summits to discuss developments in the Gaza Strip, which is under Israeli attack.

The Arab League had announced that it had received a request from Saudi Arabia and Palestine to discuss Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip. The Extraordinary Arab Summit, hosted by Saudi Arabia, will take place on Saturday, November 11.

The OIC had also announced that Islamic countries would meet at an extraordinary summit in Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, November 12, to discuss Israel’s attacks against the Palestinian people.

Hamas announced that an Israeli colonel who was an expert in “battles in populated areas” and who worked in the special forces unit called “Sheldagh” was killed in today’s clashes in blockaded Gaza.

The Israeli army also announced that 1 more soldier was killed and 4 soldiers were seriously injured in ground clashes in the Gaza Strip, which tightened the blockade and continuously bombed.


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated that they will not hold a ceasefire until the prisoners held by Hamas in Gaza are released.

Netanyahu spoke at a meeting with local officials from illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Arguing that the Israeli army’s ground operation in the Gaza Strip “is progressing well and achieving good results,” Netanyahu said: “I want to put aside the empty rumors we hear from everywhere and repeat one thing clearly: there will be no ceasefire. until Our hostages are freed.” saying.

Netanyahu: “Apart from this, everything (what was said) is empty.” he said.

Stating that Israeli forces and intelligence are carrying out the “suppression of terrorism” in the West Bank with great care, Netanyahu emphasized that they also want to prevent the West Bank from becoming a second conflict zone.

The Israeli Prime Minister also referred to violence by Jewish settlers in the West Bank, which has recently increased and sparked an international reaction.

“A handful of fanatics who do not represent the people here (Jewish settlers in the West Bank) are causing serious damage to Israel internationally,” Netanyahu said. he said.

On the other hand, Netanyahu also spoke at the meeting of the Social and Economic Cabinet of the Israeli government.

Making statements about the events in the Gaza Strip, where the Israeli army continues its air and ground attacks, and his reflections on the country’s economy, Netanyahu announced that they will present a budget of approximately 13 billion shekels (approximately 3.4 billion million dollars) for civilians. help in the country.

Netanyahu claimed that this is a large figure, saying: “For example, we spend four times more in businesses than during the coronavirus period.” saying.


While Hamas’s armed wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, launched a comprehensive attack on the morning of October 7, claiming to “respond to Israel’s continued violations against the Palestinians and their sacred values, especially the Masjid al-Aqsa”, the Israeli army also launched intense airstrikes against the Gaza Strip. The bombing began.

Israel announced that more than 1,400 Israelis, including 351 soldiers, have been killed and 5,132 people wounded since October 7, 34 of them in clashes inside the Gaza Strip.

According to Israel, there are 239 Israeli prisoners held by the Qassam Brigades.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, 10,569 Palestinians, including 4,324 children and 2,823 women, were killed in Israeli attacks and at least 26,475 people were injured.

In the West Bank and Jerusalem, Israeli forces and Jewish settlers killed 163 Palestinians.

The Israeli army attacked the Shifa hospital, which is the largest health center in Gaza with thousands of wounded and civilians, the Nasr children’s hospital, the Al-Ehli Baptist hospital and the Turkish-Palestinian Friendship hospital, as well as the surroundings of Jerusalem and Palestinian-affiliated Indonesian hospitals. Red Crescent, forcing evacuation. Hundreds of people were killed and injured in the attacks.

In clashes between the Israeli army and Hezbollah since October 8, 63 Hezbollah members and 4 Israeli soldiers were killed. (AA)

Source: Sozcu


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