“DGiven the high number of civilian casualties and the scale of destruction following the Israeli air strikes on the Jabaliya refugee camp, we are seriously concerned that these are disproportionate attacks that may constitute war crimes,” the High Commissioner wrote in a message on social network X (formerly Twitter).
This Wednesday, the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, also made it known, through a spokesperson, that he is shocked by the Israeli bombing of the Jabaliya refugee camp.
“The Secretary-General is shocked by the escalation of violence in Gaza, resulting in the deaths of Palestinians, including women and children, in Israeli air strikes on residential areas of the densely populated Jabaliya refugee camp,” Guterres’ spokesman said. , Stéphane Dujarric, in his daily press briefing.
Dozens of Palestinians were killed in Tuesday’s bombing of the largest refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, an attack that the Israeli army confirmed, indicating that it targeted one of those responsible for the October 7 Hamas attack.
This Wednesday, Gaza’s civil defense announced that the Israeli army had once again attacked the refugee camp and that this new bombardment had “killed entire families”.
More than 8,500 people were killed and thousands of others were injured in the bombings with which Israel retaliated for the attack launched by Hamas, considered a terrorist organization by Israel, the United States and the European Union and which has controlled Gaza since 2007, when it expelled the party from the territory. Fatah, which rules the West Bank.
Israel has been launching airstrikes against Gaza since October 7, when Hamas militants attacked Israeli villages and military posts, killing around 1,400 people and taking 240 hostages.
Israeli forces have also intensified their operations in the West Bank, occupied since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
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