#GazaUnderAttack | Homeless Palestinians shelter on grounds of Gaza hospital – In pictures

Palestinians sit in a makeshift tent on the grounds of Gaza City’s
al-Shifa hospital (MaanImages)

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Dozens of families who fled their homes during the Israeli offensive on Gaza took refuge in al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, and many Palestinians whose houses were destroyed have continued to shelter there as the situation has calmed.

For some, al-Shifa seemed like the safest place to stay while the bombs fell. Um Yazen and eight members of her family fled the Shujaiyya neighborhood of Gaza City amid Israeli onslaught and are still sleeping on the hospital’s grounds.

“We could not find a nearby house to flee to. Random shelling was everywhere and we did not expect to stay alive,” Um Yazen told Ma’an.

“There is no life in my house that was bombed — we do not have power or water,” she said.

Entire blocks were flattened in Shujaiyya as Israeli forces bombed and shelled the neighborhood on July 20, in an attack that has been dubbed the “Shujaiyya massacre.” At least 70 Palestinians were killed in the area in a single night.

“Life is dead in Shujaiyya. We do not have a house anymore and all the houses around us collapsed and were destroyed.”

Another woman from the Shujaiyya neighborhood, Um Rabah, is in a similar situation with 20 members of her family.

“We received calls and texts telling us to evacuate the house … but we could not find any safe place in Shujaiyya,” Um Rabah said.

Amid the calm, she and her family have set up a tent in front of their now destroyed house in the neighborhood, where they wait until sunset before heading back to al-Shifa hospital to sleep.

“Where are we going to go in winter? Where are we going to live?” Um Rabah said.

Some of the Palestinians on the grounds of al-Shifa said there was no room for them at the UN schools that housed many of the hundreds of thousands of displaced people during the assault.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs, some 365,000 Palestinians in Gaza are currently homeless and are living at UN schools, with host families, or in other shelters.

The homes of some 100,000 Palestinians have been destroyed or severely damaged by the Israeli assault, an Aug. 15 OCHA report said.

Israel’s five-week offensive on the Gaza Strip has left over 1,980 Palestinians dead and nearly 10,000 injured. The vast majority of the victims have been civilians.

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* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

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Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.

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