More than 30 people killed in northern Gaza’s Jabalia refugee camp after Israeli strikes hit at least 12 homes. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees says operations will “grind to a halt” if no fuel is allowed into Gaza by Wednesday.
According to Arab media reports, a 20-year-old boy was shot and killed by Israeli forces near the town of Beit Ainun, located northeast of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.
The report said the boy, who is from the town of Shuyukh, was shot after allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack.
After the shooting incident, he was reportedly left bleeding as Israeli forces prevented ambulance crews from approaching him and providing him treatment.
Francesca Albanese, the UN special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories, has accused Australia and other Western countries of failing to act to prevent “genocidal crimes” in Gaza.
“In the face of all this, the international community is almost completely paralysed. I am being generous when I say almost, with the UN experiencing its most epic political and humanitarian failure since its creation,” Albanese said in a speech to the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra on Tuesday.
“Individual member states, especially in the West – and Australia is no exception – are on the margins, muttering inaudible words of condemnation for Israel’s excesses at best. Or staying silent in fear of restraining Israel’s … self-proclaimed right to self-defence, whatever it means.”
“Here is where we are, staring into the abyss while Palestinians face the most significant existential threat. And, in a different way, the Israelis, especially Israeli Jews, as well, as a society informed by human values that are getting lost as the country gets enveloped in genocidal cries,” she added.