UN / GAZA ISRAEL UPDATE

01-Nov-2023 00:03:05
A UN spokesperson said, “the Secretary-General is appalled over the escalating violence in Gaza, including the killing of Palestinians, including women and children, in Israeli airstrikes in residential areas of the densely populated Jabalya refugee camp, and those attacks took place yesterday and today.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / GAZA ISRAEL UPDATE
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DATELINE: 01 NOVEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

01 NOVEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Dujarric at the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“I can tell you that the Secretary-General is appalled over the escalating violence in Gaza, including the killing of Palestinians, including women and children, in Israeli airstrikes in residential areas of the densely populated Jabalya refugee camp, and those attacks took place yesterday and today. The Secretary-General reiterates that all parties must abide by international humanitarian law, including the principles of distinction, proportionality, and precaution. He condemns in the strongest terms any killing of civilians.”
4. Wide shot, briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“I can also tell you that today the Commissioner General for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine, UNRWA, and that is Philippe Lazzarini, visited Gaza today, where he met with Palestinian communities and UNRWA colleagues who continue to serve the civilians in Gaza during this very difficult time. Philippe is the most senior official to be allowed into Gaza since the war began. He said he was there to show his appreciation for UNRWA staff in Gaza, adding that UNRWA has lost 70 colleagues to date.”
6. Med shot, journalists
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“And he said the staff told him that fuel is very much needed for Gaza and that, more than ever, a humanitarian pause is also needed. Meanwhile, Tor Wennesland, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, welcomed the opening of the Rafah crossing and that allowed for some 80 sick and wounded Palestinians in Gaza to gain entry into Egypt for immediate and urgently needed medical care, we also understand that 500 foreign passport holders were allowed out and we also were able to do some rotation of UN staff.”
8. Wide shot, briefing room
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that yesterday, 59 trucks carrying water, food and medicines entered through the Rafah crossing. This is the largest convoy since delivery of aid resumed on 21 October, bringing the total number of trucks up to 217 since that date. However, the entry of fuel, which is desperately needed to operate life-saving equipment, is still banned. Meanwhile, assisting an estimated 300,000 internally displaced persons in shelters in Gaza city and Northern Gaza is increasingly challenging, due to the hostilities and the related inability of humanitarian workers to access the people who desperately need help. “
10. Wide shot, Dujarric walks away
STORYLINE
A UN spokesperson said, “the Secretary-General is appalled over the escalating violence in Gaza, including the killing of Palestinians, including women and children, in Israeli airstrikes in residential areas of the densely populated Jabalya refugee camp, and those attacks took place yesterday and today.”

Briefing journalists today (01 Nov) in New York, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, said, “The Secretary-General reiterates that all parties must abide by international humanitarian law, including the principles of distinction, proportionality, and precaution. He condemns in the strongest terms any killing of civilians.”

According to him, Philippe Lazzarini, the Commissioner General for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA), visited Gaza today, where the Commissioner met with Palestinian communities and UNRWA colleagues who continue to serve the civilians in Gaza during this very difficult time.

Lazzarini is the most senior official to be allowed into Gaza since the war began.

Dujarric added that the Commissioner was there to show his appreciation for UNRWA staff in Gaza, adding that UNRWA has lost 70 colleagues to date.

According to Lazzarini, the staff told him that fuel is very much needed for Gaza and that, more than ever, a humanitarian pause is also needed.

The Spokesperson continued, “Tor Wennesland, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, welcomed the opening of the Rafah crossing and that allowed for some 80 sick and wounded Palestinians in Gaza to gain entry into Egypt for immediate and urgently needed medical care, we also understand that 500 foreign passport holders were allowed out and we also were able to do some rotation of UN staff.”

He also said, “The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that yesterday, 59 trucks carrying water, food and medicines entered through the Rafah crossing.”

Dujarric added, “this is the largest convoy since delivery of aid resumed on 21 October, bringing the total number of trucks up to 217 since that date. However, the entry of fuel, which is desperately needed to operate life-saving equipment, is still banned.”

The Spokesperson concluded, “Meanwhile, assisting an estimated 300,000 internally displaced persons in shelters in Gaza city and Northern Gaza is increasingly challenging, due to the hostilities and the related inability of humanitarian workers to access the people who desperately need help.”
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