Skyline International Condemns Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza: 4% of Population Dead, Missing, or Injured; 70% of Strip's Infrastructure Destroyed by Israeli Forces
Stockholm: Disturbing statistics reveal that approximately 4% of the population, exceeding 90,000 individuals, are either dead, missing, or injured as Israel's genocidal war enters its fourth consecutive month.
The dire situation is compounded by the fact that Israel's continuous air, land, and sea attacks have led to the destruction of about 70% of the Gaza Strip's civilian facilities and infrastructure since October 7th. This includes schools, industrial facilities, health facilities, religious sites, and press offices. The clear Israeli aim seems to be implementing collective punishment against the entire population, making the Strip uninhabitable and forcing hundreds of thousands of civilians towards mass forced displacement.
The latest estimates indicate that 30,676 Palestinians have lost their lives during the Israeli attacks, with a heartbreaking breakdown of 12,040 children, 6,103 women, 241 health workers, and 105 journalists. An additional 58,960 individuals are injured, with hundreds in serious condition. The figures provided also account for people missing beneath the debris of buildings hit by Israeli air and artillery strikes for more than 14 days, with little hope of survival.
Approximately 1.9 million Palestinians have been displaced from their homes amid a lack of safe shelters, as 68,946 housing units have been completely destroyed, and 169,750 housing units have been partially damaged.
Skyline International asserts that Israel's actions likely constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. The deliberate targeting of civilian infrastructure, the use of starvation as a weapon by obstructing humanitarian supplies, and the escalation of military assaults against Palestinian civilians all violate international humanitarian law.
This independent news organization calls on the international community to take immediate action to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Skyline International urges the special rapporteurs at the United Nations and the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to thoroughly investigate the documented violations. The organization emphasizes the need to end the policy of impunity enjoyed by Israel and ensure accountability for perpetrators of human rights violations.
Skyline International stands in solidarity with the people of Gaza and calls for a swift resolution to the conflict, allowing for the rebuilding of the Strip and the protection of the rights and well-being of its population.