Store clearly condemned Hamas’ attack on Israel three weeks ago, but now believes the backlash is leaning in the wrong direction.
– DrWhat we see now is a cruel war. I fear that the seeds are now being sown for more hatred, more intransigence, and massive material destruction, says Storr to NRK’s Helgemorgen.
Storr acknowledges Israel’s right to defend itself, but what is important is the way in which they do so.
– They have the right to self-defense, and I realize that defending against war from a densely populated area like Gaza is very difficult. Rockets are still being launched from Gaza towards Israel, and we condemn this, says Storr, and confirms:
– sAccording to international law, this must be proportionate, and must take civilians into account. This line has now been crossed far beyond.
– Demands a ceasefire and the release of the hostages
Støre demands that the fighting stop. He gets upset when he sees it “A brutal war that disproportionately and unacceptably affects civilians, especially children».
– Fifth“I demand that the war stop so that help can arrive and people can get out,” Storr says.
At the same time, there is also no doubt about the need to release more than two hundred Israeli hostages held by Hamas.
– “We convey to Israel as well as to Hamas that we unreservedly support the demand for the release of the hostages,” Storr says.
Working to get the Norwegians out
There are still many Norwegian citizens inside Gaza, but it was difficult for the Norwegian authorities to stay in touch over the weekend due to the interruption of the Internet and mobile phone network. But on Sunday it was gradually back to work again.
– We have started to make some contacts with Norwegians inside Gaza, and we have not heard of any more being infected, Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide (AP) tells NRK.
The closed borders mean that it is not possible to remove foreign nationals from Gaza, but Norway is working to get the Norwegians out as quickly as possible.
– We distributed lists of the names of those who hold Norwegian citizenship and are linked to Norway to all parties there, to Israel and Egypt and to those who actually rule inside Gaza, to the point that there are those who rule there, says Eddie.
About 100 of the Norwegians in Gaza are children.
The Israeli army: – We bombed 450 targets in Gaza within 24 hours
The Israeli army announced that it bombed 450 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip during air strikes in the past 24 hours. Among other things, command centers, observation centers and missile launch bases will be hit. The IDF writes on Twitter/X.
They also wrote that ground operations in Gaza have escalated, and that the number of Israeli soldiers in Gaza is now greater than on Saturday.
According to the IDF, among other things, ground forces must have attacked Hamas terrorist cells and assisted the air force in striking Hamas targets.
Israel demands the immediate evacuation of Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza
The Palestinian Red Crescent said that the Israeli authorities demanded the immediate evacuation of Al-Quds Hospital. This is what Reuters wrote.
Since Sunday morning, several attacks have occurred just 50 meters from the hospital, the organization wrote on Facebook.
Al-Quds Hospital is located in Gaza City, north of the Gaza Strip.
United Nations: Thousands storm aid camps in the Gaza Strip
UNRWA stated in a press statement that the raids took place in the central and southern regions of the Gaza Strip, and wheat flour and other basic products were stolen from UNRWA warehouses and distribution centers.
This is a worrying indication that public order has begun to collapse after three weeks of war and the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip. UNRWA writes: People are afraid, frustrated and desperate.
– A terrible humanitarian situation
Jorgen Halldorsen Are youRegional President of the Norwegian Red Cross. He says the need for emergency aid is enormous.
– It is a terrible human condition. After three weeks of intense bombing on this small sector, people became desperate. Most of them are missing. There are food shortages and water shortages. People sleep under the open sky and do not feel safe anywhere.
It reminds us that although many have fled to the south, we must remember that there are many who cannot move.
– There are sick, sick, elderly people, and perhaps children separated from their parents. It is important that emergency aid goes where needs are greatest.
On Friday, the International Committee of the Red Cross received medical equipment, water purification equipment, and a first team of health experts. Last week, 80 trailers loaded with emergency aid arrived.
– Before the crisis, several hundred trucks were coming per day. This is very little compared to the great need that exists on Earth, but it is a start, and it turns out that it is possible if the will is present.
– A child dies every ten minutes
– The situation is very difficult. Children live in a nightmare from which they never wake up. Millions of children have had their childhoods destroyed. No child emerges from this situation unaffected, says Gunvor Knaag Vilkesnes, director of policy and communications at Save the Children.
When the conflict began, an average of one child died every fifteen minutes. This has now intensified, according to Vilkesnes.
– Now a child dies every ten minutes. There are many children buried alone under the rubble, and they cannot get out on their own.
The Internet in Gaza is now coming back. Vilkesnes has heard from several people in the past few hours.
They are just reporting to say they are alive. Meanwhile, they say things have gotten worse. The daughter of one of our employees is now refusing to eat because she does not want to go to the bathroom because the doping facilities are so poor. Other children stopped speaking because they were so traumatized.
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