Since the maladjusted UNSC passed its convoluted and scoffed-at Resolution 2720, and since America’s Biden-script-reader Lloyd Austin made a buffoon of himself on 18 December 2023, in Tel Aviv, genocide co-accused Benjamin Netanyahu increased civilian slaughters during Austin’s visit and ever since. According to world observers and some U.S. politicians Austin is not the man for the job.
The RINJ Foundation, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have urged Austin to “withhold U.S. assistance, in accordance with U.S. law and policy”— those being assistance levels that would facilitate violations of international humanitarian law. Genocide certainly fits that description.
Injured child cries for water but there is none on Christmas Day. Photo submitted by Behar Abbasi/FPM.news, Art, cropping, enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective-Magazine
USA has increased the supply of bombs and artillery shells to Israel for Gaza Use.
Following his 18 December visit to Tel Aviv, Lloyd Austin increased the pace of bombs and artillery shells flowing from the USA into Israel for use by the joint USA/Israel integrated bombing systems against the people of Gaza, according to observers counting cargo loads both leaving the USA and arriving in Israel.
Israel has responded to the UNSC Resolution 2720 by killing more of the people in UN Facilities and slaughtering women and children in residential buildings across Gaza more than its usual 250 per day death rate, over Christmas.
Resolution 2720 proves that “no longer does the United Nations Security Council serve the human race in any manner whatsoever”.
With knapsacks and mountain bikes, nurses and midwives are reaching pregnant mothers who are immobilized for many reasons including malnutrition and disease. The women say that their infant patients and the mothers are at grave risk of perishing under the bombardment “even though they may be sheltered in a tent in what the Israelis have deemed to be a safe area, they still bomb the safe areas like everything else,” explained one midwife. Photos courtesy RINJ Women. Photo-Art, cropping, enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective-Magazine
“UN Cannot deliver aid to Gaza while UN itself being bombed.”
“The resolution is a series of ‘Catch 22s’,” explains nurse practitioner Behar Abbasi who leads the NWOB operations team in Gaza.
“Resolution 2720 urges the UN to provide more humanitarian aid but without a cessation of bombing the United Nations people and their facilities, it cannot complete the mission.
“In fact, the random bombing of civilian shelters and homes has increased and most of the attacks are against UN facilities killing many hundreds of women and their children,” NP Abbasi explains.
“The UN facilities are where hundreds of thousands of civilians try to shelter in the worst squalour anywhere on Earth without electricity, sanitation, food or water. The people have diarrhea from disease and no toilets. The women and children and the elderly have hunger and thirst but no food and no water. The people have morbid disease but no medicine. They suffer from exposure to winter elements but have no blankets. This is an unimagined, unprecedented catastrophe that is now worsening by the hour. Vibrio cholerae is running rampant. Diphtheria has been detected. People show symptoms of gastroenteritis and dysentery. Every person we meet suffers dehydration.
“Dr. Harris in Singapore said, ‘The projection for Gaza is 1.32 million persons dead or with serious functional impairment, pending early death, among those victimized by genocidal atrocities from 7 October 2023 to the end of March 2024, including even Israeli and American military and support personnel located in the Gaza Strip’—and we here believe that prediction is a modest estimate,” explained NP Abbasi.
Report of Dr. Fredrick Harris of the Civil Society Parters against Disease (CSPAD) in “Impact of genocidal atrocities in Gaza”. Photo-art, cropping, enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective-Magazine
Pregnant mothers in Gaza present a whole new set of complications including malnutrition, dehydration, disease and exposure. “This is Genocide,” says OB/GYN medical director for the region.
“Delivering babies in Gaza is all about trying to save one or the other, the infant or the mother,” reports nurse practitioner Ai’sha from Gaza. “Mothers suffer malnutrition, dehydration, and disease and sadly, their unborn child is equally unwell. We are being fetched by family members to go to improvised ‘bedsides’ where a pregnant mother is wounded or too sick to travel and we face desperation. I must sadly say that most outcomes need crying towels and sedatives for the families, even where we can save one or the other, the mother or the baby. This has never happened to me before in ten years of working in Palestine, but in the last three weeks the worst nightmare my midwives team could ever face, is happening and worsening each hour,” Ai’sha added.
“The good news is that Dr. Nassima is back in Syria, and she has opened up our secret route again for one person this time to carry medications into Gaza. We are now treating some patients we thought would not survive and having some good outcomes. These were emergency pediatric situations. We are canvasing some hospital pharmacies to see what else is needed for them but I think I know the answer—‘everything’. But one person cannot carry much and the risk is—I don’t know. But you know what I am talking about,” said Ai’sha.
“Also, OB/GYN Dr. Buni Nemef who is a Syrian-Canadian working out of Dier Ezzor, Syria has returned to Gaza to try and help solve the birthing crisis. She came in with the security people who delivered the last load of medicine. Apparently, it was a harrowing journey but one that they have made many times since 2014,” Ai’sha added saying that an estimated 37,000 pregnant women remain alive in Gaza which number differs significantly from the WHO estimate of 50,000 which might have been true in October but not now.
“There is an unfathomable number of humans buried in the rubble that was once Gaza and Gaza City. Some 100,000 building have been destroyed I was told by somebody who had an internet connection for a while,” explained Ai’sha.
“Most pregnant women present in very poor health. More and more deliveries are unsuccessful.”
Doctors in Gaza’s collapsed hospitals say they are necessarily easing pain before death for patients who would normally have surgery and a healthy life ahead of them.
While the Nurses Without Borders and their mobile midwife teams deliver babies under broken concrete and in overcrowded tents, doctors in Gaza are struggling heroically to save lives, but the best they can do in bad cases is make death more comfortable for the seriously wounded and the complex surgical and neurological cases which would normally be treated in their hospitals. Those hospitals are now bombed to ruin and without fuel for generators and medical supplies including pharmaceuticals, the hospitals are mostly shut down and used as shelters—but they are still bombed, say two dozen women’s care practitioners working across southern Gaza.
Watch Video Below: World Health Organization Visits Gaza.
Below, a report by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization
“The World Health Organization visited Al-Aqsa Hospital, where scores of injured people were taken overnight following strikes in central #Gaza, including in the vicinity of the Maghazi refugee camp.
“Palestinian health authorities reported that 70 people were killed, while Al-Aqsa Hospital staff reported receiving around 100 casualties.
“WHO’s team heard harrowing accounts shared by health workers and victims of the suffering caused by the explosions. One child had lost their whole family in the strike on the camp. A nurse at the hospital suffered the same loss, with his entire family killed.
“Health staff desperately tried to save a 9-year-old boy, named Ahmed, who suffered severe head injuries after being hit by shrapnel and debris from an explosion while he was crossing the road. Doctors told us that his injuries were so serious he would not survive.
“The hospital is taking in far more patients than its bed capacity and staff can handle. Many will not survive the wait. It is currently running five operating theatres in the hospital and two more are being supported by Doctors Without Borders, but it is still not enough.
“Due to the ever-increasing scale of needs caused by the carnage, The World Health Organization (WHO) is continuing to support the health system across Gaza, despite insecurity and significant logistical hurdles.
“WHO is extremely concerned about the unbearable strain that escalating hostilities are putting on the few hospitals across Gaza that remain open with most of the health system decimated and brought to collapse.
“Following the United Nations Security Council passing its recent resolution calling for urgent humanitarian pauses, this latest strike on a Gazan community shows just why we need a Ceasefire now.”
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization