Israel Gaza Border : A nation with the world’s strongest military facilities has been at ‘war’ with its neighbour. Their weapons fell short for them, as they now shut medical care for innocent people.
A caravan of foreign aid trucks that had begun rolling into Gaza border via Karem Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom), an Israeli border crossing, was halted on Tuesday when Israel closed the crossing, citing a shell assault in the area.
On Tuesday, the Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced the temporary reopening of the border crossing for aid distribution. The COGAT later announced that the border crossing had been closed after an Israeli soldier was slightly wounded in the attack.
On the same day, the UN relief agency reported that more than 52,000 Palestinians have been displaced as a result of Israeli air strikes that have destroyed or severely damaged nearly 450 buildings in the Gaza border Strip.
According to Jens Laerke, a spokesperson for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva, about 47,000 of the displaced people have found refuge in 58 UN-run schools in Gaza. 132 buildings were demolished and 316 were seriously affected, including six hospitals and nine primary healthcare centers, as well as a desalination facility, affecting 250,000 people’s access to drinking water.
Because of displaced people crowding into hospitals, there is a serious lack of medical services, a chance of water-borne illnesses, and the spread of COVID-19, reported Margaret Harris, spokeswoman for World Health Organization.