Israeli bombardment of south Gaza 'worst of the war right now': UNICEF
In an X post, UNICEF Spokesperson James Elder details seeing "massive casualties".
While "Israel" claims to be conducting a more "surgical" approach in southern Gaza as advised by the US to allegedly avoid mass civilian casualties, UNICEF spokesperson James Elder revealed on Sunday that the current bombardment of Gaza is the worst since the war began.
In an X post, Elder said the Israeli bombardment of southern Gaza is the “worst bombardment of the war right now.”
He further detailed that he was seeing "massive casualties", warning that this was the "final warning to save children; and our collective conscience."
Days ago, the Israeli occupation chose to resume its genocide in Gaza, recommencing its aerial bombardment of the Strip. Elder called the aggression on Gaza a "war on children."
Elder made his statement from inside a crowded hospital in Gaza, criticizing the international community's impotence, saying the "inaction by those with influence is allowing the killing of children."
He further explained the difficulty of the situation that health facilities and staff are facing in Gaza, especially with regard to the treatment of children, as he said that treating children with injuries from burns to broken bones is becoming increasingly difficult.
This comes after the humanitarian truce ended and "Israel" resumed its aggression against Gaza, claiming that the Palestinian Resistance Hamas violated the agreement by opening fire on IOF stations.
“The humanitarian situation in Gaza is so perilous that anything other than sustained peace and at scale emergency aid will mean catastrophe for the children of Gaza.”— UNICEF (@UNICEF) December 1, 2023
UNICEF Spokesperson, @1james_elder, as fighting resumes in Gaza.
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The UNICEF Spokesperson argued that the humanitarian situation including health, nutrition, water, and sanitation in Gaza is extremely dire and that any matter besides peace and at a rate of emergency will spell disaster for the children in the enclave.
He spoke of the presence of "a disaster of unparalleled magnitude for the children of Gaza."
Catherine Russell, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), expressed that Gaza is once again "the most dangerous place in the world to be a child."
In a statement, Russell revealed that the situation "does not have to be this way" since the truce allowed children to have a "glimmer of hope" amid the "horrific nightmare", adding that the truce allowed for lifesaving supplies to enter the Strip.
“We call on all parties to ensure that children are protected and assisted, in accordance with their obligations under international humanitarian law," the official expressed.