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UN warns of 'rapidly unfolding' health disaster in Gaza

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posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 12:18 PM
It's important to notice the news is dated of august 2, so the health disaster at this time should be even more dramatic, taking in consideration the last strike on UN protected school.

Weeks of intense fighting has left medical services and facilities in the Gaza Strip “on the verge of collapse,” according to senior United Nations officials in the region who today warned that a health disaster of widespread proportions is rapidly unfolding as the conflict grinds on.

We shouldn't forget the prior planned destruction of the electrical power plant, water and sewage systems at Gaza.

We are now looking at a health and humanitarian disaster”, warned James W. Rawley, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the occupied Palestinian territory, adding: “The fighting must stop immediately.

In a joint press release, the officials also expressed grave concern regarding the lack of protection for medical staff and facilities, and the deteriorating access to emergency health services for the 1.8 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

One third of hospitals, 14 primary healthcare clinics and 29 Palestinian Red Crescent and Ministry of Health ambulances have been damaged in the fighting.

at least five medical staff have been killed in the line of duty and tens of others have been injured.

in the last 24 hours, anonymous calls were made to staff at both the Najjar Hospital in Rafah and Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza City warning of imminent attacks, causing major panic and chaos among patients and staff. Najjar Hospital was evacuated and remains closed due to fighting nearby.

n estimated 460,000 people have been displaced and are now living in overcrowded conditions in schools, with relatives or in makeshift shelters. This, coupled with lack of inadequate water and sanitation, poses serious risks of outbreak of water-borne and communicable diseases. “Hundreds of thousands of people are sheltering in terrible conditions,


posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 12:21 PM
a reply to: voyger2

blatenly propagandistic, to the point of being over the top,,,offensive.

u jumped the Shark on this one.

posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 12:49 PM
a reply to: voyger2
The world knows and opinions are shifting towards the cause of humanity.
There are still some holdouts that praise the murder of innocents, they will never change.
Psychopaths just don't realize they are sick.

posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 12:54 PM

originally posted by: BobAthome
a reply to: voyger2

blatenly propagandistic, to the point of being over the top,,,offensive.

u jumped the Shark on this one.

So it's okay to be without food, medical supplies and water and shelter. It's okay to have all your power and infrastructure destroyed, including water treatment. It's okay to have dead bodies lying in the streets and under rubble, and it's okay to have your hospitals, schools and shelters bombed? That's not a humanitarian crisis? Wow.

posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 01:08 PM
a reply to: amazing
Please don't feed them.
On this subject there can be no denying that it is true.
Those who would support otherwise are psychopaths or "otherwise", and they only look to derail.
Much love!

posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 01:57 PM
Yeah. A couple thousand corpses and limited running water and electricity will lead to that kind of situation. Hey, at least Israel is "secure". That's the important thing, right?

posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 02:17 PM
If the world came together and had a telethon for Palestine and sent them food, water and other supplies, how would it get there? Remember when Israel fired on and killed those people on the flotilla when they were trying to get supplies to the Palestinians?? There's no doubt that they need stuff badly and the world needs to figure out how to get it to them without being murdered by the Israelis. I would love to see places where people could donate to the Palestinians and maybe a telethon on TV. Hopefully, Jerry Lewis would want to do it.

posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 03:57 PM
This is very very sad ... never thought the support against this would be so low.
cruel society indeed

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posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 05:49 PM
a reply to: g146541

Psychopaths, by their very definition, are not mentally ill in the traditional sense. A mentally ill person does not know right from wrong. Psychopaths by and large, know exactly where the line is, and choose to dance all over that thing like it was the set from Singing In The Rain. They have no moral objection to the casual breakage of rules, regulations, laws, and cultural norms.

They very often know exactly what they are, without having to be diagnosed, especially in this day and age, where information is readily available on such a huge array of topics. It is what makes the act of placing faith in any person who desires power for themselves, an idiotic one at best, and an irresponsible one at worst.

posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 06:20 PM
The situation is ripe for.....wait for it.....EBOLA!
That's the next increment of the ratchet maybe
Dysentry would be bad enough....but I imagine that's already happening there...along with a few other of the common bugs.....
Would a corpse fit into one of those would be about that easy I think.....
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posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 06:12 AM
Is the following so "normal" for the "leaders" of the world that stand doing nothing? Even supporting, like the US?

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posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 06:07 PM
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says Israel’s recent deadly military assault on the besieged Gaza Strip has left nearly 400,000 Palestinian children in immediate need of psychological help.

Tel Aviv’s nearly month-long war on Gaza has had a “catastrophic and tragic impact” on children as they have seen their parents and friends die and witnessed terrible amputations, said Pernille Ironside, the head of the UNICEF office in Gaza.

"It is an extraordinary thing to live through, and especially to survive and witness the use of incredibly damaging weapons that tend to slice people with terrible amputations and maimings, shredding people apart in front of children's eyes and in front of their parents as well," the UNICEF official pointed out.

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