YEMEN Press Agency

UNRWA accuses Israel of obstructing arrival of fuel to northern Gaza

GAZA, Nov. 27 (YPA) – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has reported that the Israeli occupation authorities did not allow fuel to reach the areas north of the Gaza Valley.

A UNRWA report on the situation in the Gaza Strip issued on Sunday stated that approximately 1.7 million people (or approximately 80 percent of the population) have been displaced from various parts of the Gaza Strip since October 7.

More than one million displaced people reside in 156 UNRWA facilities in the five governorates of the Gaza Strip, including in the north, the report added, noting that about 927,000 displaced people reside in 99 facilities in the central, Khan Yunis, and Rafah regions.

According to the report, as of October 12, 2023, approximately 160,000 displaced people were residing in 57 UNRWA schools in the northern and Gaza regions before the Israeli authorities issued evacuation orders.

The report pointed out that UNRWA is unable to access these shelters to assist or protect the displaced and does not have information about their needs and circumstances.

Regarding UNRWA workers in the Gaza Strip, the report said that “as of November 25, 108 fellow UNRWA workers have been killed since the beginning of the Israeli aggression on Gaza.”

The report indicated that UNRWA was able to verify the occurrence of 99 incidents in 77 UNRWA facilities since the beginning of the war.

Among the affected facilities, according to the report, 27 facilities were directly hit and 50 facilities were subjected to collateral damage.

Since the beginning of the aggression on Gaza, it has been reported that at least 218 displaced people who were taking refuge in UNRWA schools were killed and at least 894 others were injured, according to the UNRWA report.

The temporary 4-day truce between the Israeli occupation and the resistance in Gaza entered its fourth day, 49 days after the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip.

According to the truce agreement, three Palestinian prisoners, women and children, will be released for every one Israeli prisoner, and during the four days, 50 Israeli prisoners, women and children under the age of nineteen, will be released in exchange for 150 Palestinian prisoners.

The truce also includes a ceasefire and military actions, in addition to a complete cessation of Zionist enemy aircraft flying in the southern Gaza Strip and a complete cessation of flying for six hours a day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Gaza City and the northern Gaza Strip.