Jan Egeland, the secretary-general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, has warned Israel and the US that “the indiscriminate bombardment renders Gaza unliveable with generational costs, bottom-less suffering for Palestinians and insecurity for the whole region, including Israel”.
In a series of posts on X, the head of the humanitarian organisation said about 70 percent of homes in Gaza have been damaged or destroyed as the death toll from aerial, land and sea bombardment has reached 20,000.
“As humanitarians we will do all we can to provide urgent aid and keep people alive. But we cannot clear the shattered remains of whole cities, raise infrastructure from rubble, or construct multi-story buildings,” Egeland said.
“When the dust finally settles, Israel & U.S./Western nations providing the arms must meet the responsibility for the chaos and destruction caused by the disproportionate bombardment,” he added.