The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Turk, warned that Israel's statements regarding military action towards the city of Rafah are disturbing and pose a threat to the more than one and a half million Palestinians it has ordered to move there.
The international organization is concerned by Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant's statements regarding the military move into Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, Turki wrote in a blog post on the X platform.
Gallant said in a statement that Israeli forces were achieving their mission in Khan Yunis, south of Gaza, and would reach Rafah.
The Turks said these statements raise concerns about the large number of casualties and displacement to an unknown location of more than 1.5 million Palestinians who were ordered by Israeli forces to move to Rafah.
Rafah currently hosts more than half of Gaza's population who were displaced by the war, and is also the main route for humanitarian aid to be delivered to the approximately 2,300,000 people who desperately need it.
Since January 22, amid ground advances by its vehicles in the city's southern and western neighborhoods, the Israeli army has launched a series of intense air and artillery attacks around Khan Younis and the hospitals there, causing thousands of Palestinians to flee. . To run away from them.
Since last October 7, Israeli forces have been waging a devastating war on Gaza, according to Palestinian officials, as of yesterday, Friday, 27,131 were martyred and 66,287 were wounded, the majority of whom were children and women, and massive destruction occurred. And according to the United Nations, an unprecedented humanitarian disaster.