Satellite photos show how devastating Israel’s bombardment of Gaza was
Satellite photos from yesterday showed that entire neighbourhoods in Gaza had been destroyed by airstrikes, prompting the UN to issue a dire warning: “Nowhere is safe.”
Approximately 600,000 people have been forced into emergency shelters as a result of Israel’s aerial bombardment of the enclave, which has left entire districts in ruins.
The depth of the destruction was shown by satellite photos, which showed piles of wreckage where houses, stores, and commercial buildings formerly stood.
Israel maintained that it has urged people to leave northern Gaza and move south, and that the strikes have targeted Hamas officials and infrastructure.
However, more than a million Palestinians have sought refuge in the southern part of Palestinian territory, which has also been struck by airstrikes.
The president of the UN’s Palestinian relief organisation described Gaza as ‘hell on earth’ these days, with families who had to be evacuated facing unimaginable risks and hospitals unable to care for the sick and dead.
According to UN delegate Philippe Lazzarini, the civilian population in Gaza should not be held accountable for the violence committed by the gunmen because they were not the cause of the deadly Hamas raids that started the conflict.
He remarked, “In one of the most congested places on earth, entire neighbourhoods are being flattened over the heads of civilians,” in a piece for The Guardian.
Gaza has nowhere that is secure.
“History will ask why the world did not have the courage to act decisively and stop this hell on earth.”
The current state of affairs in Gaza is one of little humanity remaining and the establishment of hell.
As per the health ministry of Gaza, which is under the control of Hamas, 7,028 Palestinians have lost their lives as a result of the air strikes.
The US questioned the veracity of the casualty toll, leading Gazan officials to release a 212-page dossier containing identity numbers and names.
Hospitals allege they do not have electricity for operating rooms or life support equipment, resulting in thousands more injuries.
When antiseptic supplies ran out, doctors had to operate without anaesthetics and clean wounds with vinegar.
In order to identify their dead, families have taken to putting cotton bracelets to the wrists of the approximately 3,000 youngsters who are reported to have perished.
At a New York emergency meeting, Palestinian envoy to the UN Riyad Mansour said, “What choice do you make as a parent when there are only impossible choices?” Devastation is everywhere when death is omnipresent.
According to him, 40% of Gaza’s dwellings had been damaged.
Israel’s UN ambassador retaliated by describing the crimes committed by the Hamas gunmen during the attacks on October 7 and brandishing pictures of the dead.
After the assaults, the international community mainly backed Israel’s right to self-defense; however, there are now increasing calls for a ceasefire in order to save Gaza from becoming a humanitarian catastrophe.
More than a million people, according to relief organisations, left northern Gaza when Israel issued an evacuation order, placing a tremendous burden on the limited resources in the south.
Since then, up to 30,000 of them have fled north, unable to get food, water, or shelter.
According to charities, people were so thirsty that they had been drinking saltwater and that malnutrition had been used as a “weapon of war.”
In order to permit some humanitarian aid to enter Gaza via trucks coming from Egypt, Israel has loosened its “total siege.”
However, humanitarian workers report that the meagre supplies of food, water, and medications are only a small portion of what is required, and Israel has refused to permit the entry of any fuel due to concerns that Hamas might utilise it.
Fuel was necessary for trucks to deliver supplies and for bakeries to produce bread to feed the famished, according to the UN, which stated that its emergency relief efforts could not go forward without it.
Hospitals were “on the precipice of an unimaginable humanitarian catastrophe,” according to the World Health Organisation, as fuel and supplies ran out.
Speaker for the UN Tamara Alrifai stated that there was not enough fuel available for essential functions.
“Should we donate to the bakeries or the incubators?” she asked.
“This is a very painful choice.”
While ‘humanitarian corridors and pauses’ are needed to get aid into Gaza, EU leaders did not demand a complete truce last night.