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Gaza Strip Faces Darkest Chapter of History Since 1948

The head of the United Nations agency for Palestinian Refugees has issued a dire warning, stressing that three people in Gaza were “running out of time and options’’ following the Israeli’ ongoing genocide on the Gaza Strip.

“They face bombardment, deprivation and disease in an ever-shrinking space,” UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini told the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva. 

He further said that the Palestinians were “facing the darkest chapter of their history since 1948, and it has been a painful history.” 

The Israeli regime’s onslaught and ground invasion in Gaza has now killed more than 18,600 people according to the Ministry of Health. 

According to the UN, over 1.9 million people in Gaza are now displaced. The Strip is facing an acute shortage of food and other humanitarian aid. The Israeli Regime is only allowing in around 100 trucks per day, which barely meets the needs of the growing number of displaced people.

“We are very far from an adequate humanitarian response,” Lazzarini stressed.

He further mentioned that the aid is only limited to a can of tuna or beans and one bottle of water for a large family to share. 

“The people of Gaza are now crammed into less than one-third of the original territory near the Egyptian border.

“It is unrealistic to think that people will remain resilient in the face of unlivable conditions of such magnitude, especially when the border is so close,” he said.

The refugees in the city of Rafah on the Egyptian border have seen its population skyrocketing to more than a million from the previous 280,000 number.

Most of the aid delivery in Gaza heavily relies on UNRWA, which is already on the verge of collapse.

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