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Why the UN is outraged by Israel's action in Rafah

While Benjamin Netanyahu gaveé its green light for an offensive on Rafah, the UN warnedé on the Israeli order to evacuate the town in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israël launchedé an evacuation operation from the town of Rafah, considered the last bastion of Hamas in the Palestinian enclave. The Israeli army is preparing a large-scale offensive on this town near the Egyptian border, home to former Israeli troops. More than a million displaced civilians survive in makeshift camps. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,  Volker Türk judged, this Monday, May 6, "inhuman" the evacuation order given by Israel to the inhabitants of the east of the city.

"Gaza residents continue to be hit by bombs, disease and even famine. And today they were told that they had to pay again. move again" when “Israeli military operations” Rafah are intensifying, he declared in a press release. The High Commissioner found it inconceivable to forcibly move hundreds of thousands of people from Rafah to areas that have already been destroyed. été shaved and where there is little shelter and virtually no access to the area. the humanitarian aid necessary for their survival".

Violence against women

Worrying data on the situation of women and children across the country Gaza. Unicef ​​and the UN have warned about the living conditions, particularly of women crowded together. Rafah. UN experts have condemned "unacceptable" violence from the Israeli army. "Women are the target of such vicious, indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks by Israel, which apparently spares no effort to destroy their life and deprive them of their fundamental human rights, explain the UN rapporteurs in a press release.

The massive destruction of housing à Gaza led women à risk their lives. "Pregnant and breastfeeding women continue to be treated appallingly, with hospitals being directly bombed and denied treatment. released access to health care facilities “by Israeli snipers, combined with a lack of beds and medical resources,” experts say. According to them, around 50,000 pregnant Palestinian women and 20,000 newborns face "unimaginable risks". Experts report having received reports of sexual assault and violence against women and girls, particularly against those of ;held by Israeli forces ".

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116