Oxfam warns of humanitarian disaster in Gaza
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Oxfam
international has warned of a humanitarian disaster in the Gaza Strip in the
event Israel continued its onslaught on the Strip and did not allow passage of
humanitarian relief assistance.
The organisation, in a statement on Monday,
said that the Israeli occupation forces' incessant aerial bombardment had
destroyed the infrastructure in Gaza leaving numerous areas in the Strip without
water or electricity.
The increasing number of victims had
exhausted the health sector, which is already working with minimum potentials,
Oxfam said that it had to temporarily suspend
its humanitarian work in the Strip because of the shelling including one of its
programs that used to supply food to 25,000 people in Gaza.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians in the
Strip depend on Oxfam's support along with other international aid organizations
that provide those people with their basic needs such as potable water, food and
sewage, Oxfam Britain's programs director in Jerusalem said.
He added that the world community should not
leave the Israeli leaders go ahead in their disproportionate violent acts
against civilians in Gaza, which further constitutes a flagrant violation of the
international humanitarian laws.
The world leaders should adopt all necessary
measures to halt the attacks from all parties and to urge Israel to permanently
open all crossings, he underlined.