In a statement made by the UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordination Office (OCHA), it was stated that many people were displaced during the ongoing conflicts in Gaza.
RESTRICTED ACCESS TO WATER, FOOD AND HEALTH SERVICES
According to the statement, it is estimated that nearly 10 thousand Palestinians were forced to leave their homes, and that the displaced people shelter in schools and mosques and have limited access to water, food, hygiene and health services.
Access to the hospital and water is dependent on electricity, but the fuel required for this will run out on Sunday, calling on Israeli officials and Palestinian armed groups to allow the UN to bring fuel, food and medical supplies and deploy humanitarian workers.
INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR RESPECT FOR HUMANITARIAN LAW
In the statement, the parties were also reminded that they should respect international humanitarian law and human rights law.
On the other hand, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres also called on the parties to immediately end the conflicts and allow mediation efforts.
EVENTS IN JERUSALEM AND GAZA
The tension in Sheikh Cerrah Neighborhood and Masjid-i Aqsa in East Jerusalem, which is under Israeli occupation, started to escalate on May 7, when the Israeli police intervened with the Palestinians with plastic bullets and sound bombs.
As the Israeli police’s interventions against Palestinians in different parts of East Jerusalem increased in intensity, the Palestinian resistance groups in the Gaza Strip allowed the Israeli police to withdraw from Masjid al-Aqsa and Sheikh Cerrah Quarter until May 10, 6 p.m. local time.
After the withdrawal did not occur, Palestinian resistance groups fired many rockets at Israel. Thereupon, the Israeli army launched a military operation called “Guardian of the Walls” against the Gaza Strip.
According to the statement made by the Ministry of Health in Gaza, since May 10, 31 children and 122 people, including 20 women, have lost their lives in Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip, while the number of injured reached 900.