The forced displacement of residents of the Gaza Strip is a violation of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, said the Secretary General of the League of Arab States (LAS) Ahmed Abu al-Gheit.
“This new crime is a flagrant and flagrant violation of Art. 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits the occupying power from directly transferring populations,” wrote Secretary General of the social network X (formerly Twitter). He noted that this would lead to “limitless suffering for our brothers.”
He said Israel’s actions were a “heinous act of revenge” using military force “to punish civilians and a helpless population.”
On the morning of October 13, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) called Gaza civilians evacuate to the south. The military explained this as necessary in connection with attacks on facilities used by Hamas militants. The statement stressed that residents should not approach the security fence zone on the border with Israel.
The Palestinian group Hamas began fighting against Israel on October 7. The militants attacked army border units, entered Israeli populated areas and took an unknown number of military and civilian hostages. The Israeli government declared the country to be at war, and the IDF launched Operation Iron Swords in response.
According to the latest data, the death toll in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has exceeded 2,800 people. The death toll on the Israeli side reached 1,300 people, and on the Palestinian side – more than 1,500.