OHCHR / GAZA HUMAN RIGHTS

01-Dec-2023 00:02:10
“I must echo loud and clear what our colleagues in Gaza have just stressed. The bombs have got to stop. Again civilians are living a nightmare. Again we are receiving reports of bombings in northern Gaza, in the middle of Gaza. Reports of leaflets being dropped on Khan Younis telling civilians to flee,” said Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office. UNTV CH
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STORY: OHCHR / GAZA HUMAN RIGHTS
TRT: 02:10
SOURCE: UNTV CH
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH/NATS

DATELINE: 01 DECEMBER 2023 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, exterior, Palais des Nations, Geneva.
2. Wide shot, Briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson, UN Human Rights:
“I must echo loud and clear what out colleagues in Gaza have just stressed. The bombs have got to stop. Again civilians are living a nightmare. Again we are receiving reports of bombings in northern Gaza, in the middle of Gaza. Reports of leaflets being dropped on Khan Younis telling civilians to flee. But nowhere is safe in Gaza. ”
4. Wide shot, briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson, UN Human Rights:
“The resumption of hostilities in Gaza is catastrophic. We urge all parties and States with influence over them to redouble efforts, immediately, to ensure a ceasefire – on humanitarian and human rights grounds.”
6. Wide shot, briefing room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson, UN Human Rights:
“Recent comments by Israeli political and military leaders indicating that they are planning to expand and intensify the military offensive are very troubling.”
8. Wide shot, briefing room
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson, UN Human Rights:
“The situation is beyond crisis point.”
10. Wide shot, briefing room
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson, UN Human Rights:
“We remind all parties of their obligation to allow and facilitate rapid and unimpeded passage of humanitarian relief for civilians in need, throughout Gaza.”
12. Wide shot, briefing room
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson, UN Human Rights:
“The way forward must be through an immediate end to the violence, the prompt and unconditional release of all remaining hostages, the cessation of firing of indiscriminate rockets and use of explosive weapons with wide-area effects in populated areas, humanitarian aid commensurate to the immense need and rapid unimpeded access, an end to practices of arbitrary detention by Israel, and concrete steps to avert further disaster, founded on full respect and protection of the human rights of Palestinians and Israelis.”
14. Wide shot, briefing room
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“I must echo loud and clear what our colleagues in Gaza have just stressed. The bombs have got to stop. Again civilians are living a nightmare. Again we are receiving reports of bombings in northern Gaza, in the middle of Gaza. Reports of leaflets being dropped on Khan Younis telling civilians to flee,” said Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office today (01 Dec).

“The resumption of hostilities in Gaza is catastrophic. I urge all parties and States with influence over them to redouble efforts, immediately, to ensure a ceasefire – on humanitarian and human rights grounds,” Shamdasani said, quoting the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk.

“Recent comments by Israeli political and military leaders indicating that they are planning to expand and intensify the military offensive are very troubling,” she added.

Since 7 October, thousands of Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, according to the Ministry of Health in Gaza. More now face the same fate. Others risk being forcibly displaced to already severely over-crowded and unsanitary parts of Gaza.

“The situation is beyond crisis point,” Shamdasani said.

Under international humanitarian law, Israel as the occupying power, is required to ensure that the basic needs of the population in Gaza, such as food, water, and medical care, are met.

“We remind all parties of their obligation to allow and facilitate rapid and unimpeded passage of humanitarian relief for civilians in need, throughout Gaza,” Shamdasani said.

“The way forward must be through an immediate end to the violence, the prompt and unconditional release of all remaining hostages, the cessation of firing of indiscriminate rockets and use of explosive weapons with wide-area effects in populated areas, humanitarian aid commensurate to the immense need and rapid unimpeded access, an end to practices of arbitrary detention by Israel, and concrete steps to avert further disaster, founded on full respect and protection of the human rights of Palestinians and Israelis,” the spokesperson said.
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