Gaza, 5 January 2023 (TDI): For the 91st day in a row, the Israeli government continues to deepen the war of genocide, comprehensive destruction and displacement in the Gaza Strip, and every hour and every crime of bombing and shooting leaves more martyrs, wounded and destroyed, including all institutions that provide humanitarian services to citizens.
Perhaps the most prominent feature of this genocide is the crime of ethnic cleansing. The ongoing attacks against more than 2 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, and the occupation forces impose on them two options that have no third: either death by bombing, starvation, thirst, and deprivation of treatments and medicines, especially in the winter, or further confinement and continuous displacement on the road to forced displacement, in a continuous cycle of displacement that has begun.
From the north of the Gaza Strip towards its center, and then the displacement from the center of the Gaza Strip to its south, and the displacement, as is currently happening, from the southern regions towards the city of Rafah, which has become the highest population density in the world ever, under inhumane, catastrophic and unsafe conditions, without shelter, including women and children. The sick and the elderly, which means deepening displacement, which is the other side of the same coin of death and killing.
This is at a time when the occupation forces continue to escalate their violations and crimes in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and violate all Palestinian towns, cities and camps in a bloody and violent manner, the most recent of which was the bloody storming of the town of Beit Rima, which left a martyr and a number of injuries, including serious injuries, as the commission was documented.
The occupation forces committed the crime of killing the boy Usaid Al-Rimawi (17 years old), and shooting others who tried to help him, as well as the destruction and crimes that were documented in the Nour Shams camp, which reflects an official Israeli policy of shooting Palestinian citizens with the aim of killing and without them posing any threat to people.
Occupation soldiers, in addition to the escalation in collective punishments on Palestinian citizens, especially in Jerusalem, depriving them of prayer in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, as has been the case since the beginning of the war on the Gaza Strip, and the continued dismemberment of the occupied West Bank, installing more iron gates, limiting the movement of Palestinian citizens, and cutting off… Their relationship with their land in preparation for its confiscation and allocation for settlement.
The Ministry confirms that the humanitarian catastrophe that is currently being summarized and embodied in the city of Rafah, in light of the calls for aid and assistance launched by the Municipality of Rafah and its Emergency Committee, is testing the remaining credibility of the international community, the Security Council, and all relevant international institutions if they have any ears or will left to move and cease the fire immediately. And the protection of Palestinian civilians.