Israeli officials have refused to attend today’s humanitarian conference for Gaza in Paris, organized by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Despite Netanyahu’s absence, Macron’s office insists that Israel shares an interest in the humanitarian situation improving in Gaza. But that could not be so difficult as all hell broke lose on Gaza City this week.
Macron and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a conversation on Tuesday, and they are scheduled to engage in further discussions following the end of the aid conference, explained the Elysee Palace.
This comes after Macron also spoke with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, on the same day. Both countries are involved in efforts to increase humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.
Israel has launched an all out relentless air and ground attack on Gaza since a cross border attack by Hamas on 7 October, 2023. Now Israel bluntly decided to cut Gaza in half in order for the people to leave, motivated by mass murder pf fellow Palestinian citizens.
At least 10,569 Palestinians have been killed during the genocidal war, including 4,324 children and 2,823 women, while 26,475 Muslim Arabs have been wounded. Up to 1,600 Israelis have been killed in the same period.
The World Health Organization warned yesterday of an outbreak of infectious diseases in the Gaza Strip due to the disruption of health facilities and water and sanitation systems as a result of the Israeli bombing.
The WHO stressed the need for urgent, accelerated access for humanitarian aid – including fuel, water, food, and medical supplies – into and throughout the Gaza Strip.
It added that all parties to the conflict must abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, including health care.
The UN has warned that the lack of clean drinking water for people in Gaza threatens a health crisis including the threat of child deaths from dehydration.
Water has become increasingly scarce in the enclave, as a result of restrictions on water and power imposed by Israel.
Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point News 2023.