Israel is destroying not only the lives of those trapped in Gaza, but also their future through industrial pollution and environmental degradation, a rights expert argues.
The cost of Israel’s war against Palestinians in Gaza can be counted in several ways: in human losses, in infrastructure losses and in damage to the entire ecosystem of the region.
In terms of the human toll, more than 24,000 Palestinians have been brutally murdered in Gaza by the Israeli army since October, almost half of them children. More than 100 journalists have been killed in a clear attempt to silence the press and prevent the world from knowing what’s happening on the ground.
When it comes to structural damage, the infrastructure of most of the region is completely destroyed, with hospitals, power plants, schools out of service or blown to pieces. Some 20 out 22 hospitals in northern Gaza have been damaged or destroyed in roughly three months of Israeli attacks.
Then there’s the environmental cost, which also threatens the future of people in Gaza.
Full article at TRT World’s website. Date of publication: 16/01/2024.