According to the UN human rights agency, Israel’s total blockade of Gaza may amount to a forced relocation of population. It is thought that Tel Aviv broke conventions when it ordered the evacuation.
Israel has not yet taken any steps to guarantee that people who were evacuated have enough housing and comfortable circumstances, according to spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani, who made the statement in Geneva. “We are concerned that this order, combined with the imposition of a complete siege of Gaza, may not be considered as lawful temporary evacuation and would therefore amount to a forcible transfer of civilians in breach of international law,” Shamdasani asserted.
The International Criminal Court has the authority to prosecute forced displacement of civilian as a crime against humanity.
Those who were able to flee as instructed by the Israeli government are currently besieged in the southern Gaza Strip. In the new site, there are few places to stay and they are rapidly running out of food supplies, little access to clean water, sanitization, healthcare, and other necessities.
Israel commanded the 1.1 million residents of Gaza’s north to leave and transfer to the south five days ago. The timing of Shamdasani’s remarks coincides with Israel’s preparations for a ground invasion in Gaza as payback for Hamas’ strike on southern Israel 11 days ago.
Since Israeli airstrikes started, more than 2,800 Palestinians have died and nearly 11,000 have suffered injuries. Since October 7, according to the Israeli the army, over 1,400 people have died in Israel.
Separate remarks from the World Food Programme indicated that there was a shortage of food in the plagued region. The institute was holding goods in El Arish, a northern city in Egypt.
Abeera Etefa demanded unrestricted and safe entry of vitally required humanitarian goods to Gaza. The WFP expressed hope that the relief trucks will cross the borderline right after border entry permission was given.
Trucks carrying essential supplies of food and help have been making their way to the Rafah border crossing in Egypt. However, it is still unclear whether the aid would be able to enter southern Gaza.
A long-term emergency, the World Health Organization warned on Tuesday, necessitates immediate passage through Gaza in order to bring aid and medical equipment.
The UNRWA, the Palestinian agency for the UN, estimates that the fuel supplies at all of Gaza’s hospitals will only last for one day. The well-being of countless wounded people would be gravely endangered if backup generators were to be turned off.