Pink Cross points assertion after fleet carrying medical provides into Gaza struck by blast – JURIST


The Worldwide Committee of the Pink Cross (ICRC) issued a statement Tuesday urging these concerned within the ongoing Israel-Hamas war to observe the necessities of international humanitarian law.

The ICRC is a humanitarian group delivering assist to folks experiencing violence the world over. Along with offering assist to these displaced in Gaza, the ICRC has been helping folks in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine final 12 months.

This assertion comes after stories {that a} fleet of seven vehicles delivering provides to Gaza was struck by a blast, leading to harm to 2 of the automobiles. After the setback, the fleet was in a position to ship the provides to Gaza’s largest hospital, Al-Shifa. This assist comes after the Palestine Ministry of Well being said its well being system was collapsing simply weeks in the past.

A lot focus stays on Al-Shifa, because the Israel Protection Pressure (IDF) claims it’s a central operating area of Hamas. Nonetheless, Hamas said the hospital is barely getting used as a spot for shelter and medical look after Palestinians harmed amidst the battle. Final week, an assault on ambulances close to Al-Shifa hospital led the Palestinian Pink Crescent to deem the assault a struggle crime, whereas the IDF claimed they efficiently focused a Hamas terrorist cell reported to be utilizing an ambulance.

The IDF reported Gaza obtained 96 aid trucks on Tuesday, bringing necessities like meals, water, and medication. Because the begin of the battle, the IDF claims greater than 600 humanitarian aid trucks have entered Gaza.

UN Secretary-Normal António Guterres referred to as for a ceasefire on Monday, joined by UN Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk, because the Palestinian demise toll has risen to greater than 10,000.

 



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