GAZA STRIP: UN, "DO NOT PREVENT CIVILIANS REACHING SAFETY"

"Those who are forced to leave the Gaza Strip should be able to do it and reach safety in other countries, as provided under international law": This was repeated yesterday by António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (Unhcr), who made an appeal, asking that, in the conflict which is going on in Gaza, the right of those who flee the war to find safety in other countries be respected. Even if no large amounts of people have been found to be fleeing Gaza yet, "I make an appeal – said the Commissioner – that the affected borders and thoroughfares be left open and the Palestinians of Gaza be not prevented from reaching safety". In addition, according to Guterres, it is imperative to ease "the immediate supply of humanitarian aids to the civilian victims" of the conflict, "including access from Egypt and Israel". "The heavy toll of civilian victims, including many children – he concluded – is ghastly". He also refers to the UN school that was hit by an Israeli bullet. According to the UN, over 500 Palestinians have been killed in the conflict and 2,500 people have been injured, but, warns Unicef, "children – 840 thousand out of a population of one and a half million – keep paying the highest price".” ” ” “

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