The Gaza Strip is headed for the ‘darkest period in human history’ – warns the World Health Organization (WHO). Richard Peppercorn, the representative of the World Health Organization assigned to the occupied territories of Israel in Palestine, expressed such fears yesterday on Tuesday.
More than 16,200 people were killed in the Israeli attack.According to the media office of the Gaza government,
Peppercorn spoke via video link to journalists based in Geneva. He joined the video link from the Rafah area in the southern Gaza Strip. Peppercorn said the rate of displacement of people from central and southern Gaza is increasing dramatically.
Initially, Israeli forces attacked the northern part of Gaza, but now they have sent troops to the southern part as well. Civilians have also been asked to evacuate from the southern region.
Peppercorn said the situation in Gaza is getting worse by the hour. Massive bomb attacks are happening all around, including in the southern areas.
The WHO representative warned, “The situation in Gaza is close to the darkest period in human history.”
Peppercorn thinks that action must be taken now to stop these bombings and loss of life. For this, he stressed the need to agree to a lasting ceasefire.
According to the media office of the Gaza government, more than 16,200 people were killed in the Israeli attack.