Wednesday, August 13, 2014

UN official warns of imminent humanitarian crisis in Gaza

UN official warns of imminent humanitarian crisis in Gaza




GAZA, (PIC)-- UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay raised alarm bells over the tragic state of affairs in Gaza, warning of an impending humanitarian crisis to rock the strip and calling for a large-scale relief campaign to heal the wounds of thousands of displaced civilians.
Pillay said mass international uproars, clamoring for restocking the strip with the basic humanitarian needs, have been on the move.
Pillay spoke out, in a report she handed to the UN, against the sweeping damages generated throughout the Israeli offensive, stepped up over the last month amid ongoing rickety ceasefire give-and-take rounds.
“Any attempt to examine the ongoing offensive with meticulous scrutiny remains vain if we do not take into account the renewed Israeli military operations launched on Gaza, along with such a long-term colonization,” she declared.
“In 1967 the 242-UN resolution declared that any commitment to the UN Charter requires the withdrawal of Israeli military forces from the occupied territories and a just settlement of the refugee affair,” she added.
“The occupation and the overloading repercussions of the illegal Gaza siege, imposed since 2007, along with the Israeli-enforced buffer zones, have made life just unbearable in the strip,” she maintained.
Pillay reiterated her calls for an urgent rehabilitation of Palestinians’ human rights, namely the right to self-determination, and for an immediate reformation of what has been damaged by the Israeli occupation in Gaza and the West Bank before it is too late.