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The UN Security Council holds a briefing on developments in the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories


New York (United Nations) -The UN Security Council will hold an open briefing today on developments in the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, especially the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip as a result of the Zionist aggression since October 7.

The Executive Director of UN Women, Sima Sami Bahous , the Executive Director of UNICEF, Catherine Russell, and the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, Natalia Kanem, will provide briefings on the dangerous conditions in the Gaza Strip, where the focus will be on the atrocities committed by the Zionist occupation, including a complete siege and murder, Starvation, thirst, and forced displacement of Palestinian civilians, depriving them of the most basic necessities of life.

The Council will address the ongoing Zionist bombing of United Nations installations and shelters protected by the United Nations, especially schools affiliated with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), which directly shelter thousands of displaced Palestinian families, and the targeting of displaced Palestinians, which led to hundreds of martyrs and wounded, and the exposure 17 UNRWA facilities were directly attacked, and 67 other facilities were affected by air strikes and Zionist bombing in various parts of Gaza, from north to south.

The systematic destruction of hospitals in the Gaza Strip will be highlighted, as of yesterday, Tuesday, 28 hospitals out of a total of 35 were out of service, according to official figures, either due to Zionist air bombardment, storming and evacuation, or due to the exhaustion of fuel and medical supplies.

Hospitals in the south are also exposed to Zionist air bombardment. It suffers from running out of fuel and medical supplies and severe overcrowding as a result of the forced mass exodus from the north, which has led to many of them being out of service.

Council members will also discuss the accumulation of health risks in the sector, which are not only related to diarrheal diseases and sudden drops in temperature, but also to the problem of pneumonia in children who are vulnerable to epidemics, in addition to the seriousness of the humanitarian situation, the lack of access to food, clean water, shelter, sanitation, and food insecurity.

The occupation’s intense and unprecedented aggression against the Gaza Strip continues for the 47th day in a row, leaving thousands of martyrs and wounded, most of them women, children and the elderly, while there are still thousands under the rubble of demolished homes, schools and hospitals and on the roads, rescue teams cannot recover them due to the dangerous field conditions.



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