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12/5/2023, 12:26 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UN: Safe zones in Gaza not possible

The United Nations criticized on Monday Israel's creation of so-called "safe zones" within the Gaza Strip. Israel has used the zones since the end of the ceasefire with Hamas last week, instructing Palestinians to move there as it carries out military operations in populated areas. However, reports suggested at least some of those zones are not viable options as they contain no infrastructure.

"The so-called safe zones... are not scientific, they are not rational, they are not possible, and I think the authorities are aware of this," a spokesperson for UN agency UNICEF said, according to AFP. Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation's representative in Gaza Richard Peeperkorn described the humanitarian situation in Gaza as an "increasing humanitarian disaster" that is "getting worse by the hour." He added that the aid coming into the region is "way too little" for the needs of the population.

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