These hours pass heavily on the people of Gaza. With every passing hour, a new, more intense airstrike occurs, someone loses their lives, or a house collapse over the heads of its inhabitants. Meanwhile, doctors in hospitals watch the clock anxiously, expecting a new disaster as fuel dwindles to the point of exhaustion due to the occupier cutting off all means of civilian life in the area. Once again, the world finds itself unable to save Gaza or supply it with even the most necessities of life.
Despite the fact that the people of Gaza have grown accustomed to fuel shortages and long power outages over the past 17 harsh years of siege, these upcoming hours represent a critical juncture between life and death for thousands. Gaza races against time towards its last breath unless the world can compel the Israeli occupier to allow the entry of fuel and medicine.
As of writing these lines, the total number of casualties in Gaza has reached 1,055, and the number of wounded is 5,184, all of whom are threatened due to the shortage of medical supplies and fuel that is nearly depleted. The healthcare system in Gaza has collapsed, with hospitals unable to admit new cases of injury. 263,000 residents of the region have been displaced to UNRWA schools due to the continued shelling by the occupier’s forces.
The entire world, along with all its humanitarian institutions, is unable to confront the crimes of the occupier and their genocide of the people of Gaza. To this day, all they have been able to do is issue empty statements that hardly reach the ears of the deafening cries, and they lack the means to solve the problem, if available at all. The world cannot even tally the war crimes committed by the occupier almost every hour.
Officials at the United Nations are calling on the Israeli occupier to open safe passages for the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza. However, the occupier turns a deaf ear to these demands and insists on genocide. This necessitates the use of more effective tools by international institutions and political leaders, as the military, financial, and diplomatic support the occupier receives from global powers continues to intensify and persist, with these powers neglecting their role in establishing global peace.
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) warns of the repercussions of the worsening humanitarian crisis in Gaza and its effects on the region and the world economically, socially, and politically. It emphasizes that justice, preserving the rights of Palestinians, and stopping the aggression of the Israeli occupier are the only tools capable of resolving the humanitarian crisis and averting additional calamities in the region.