The United Nations human rights office warned Friday that cold and rainy weather in Gaza threatens to make the war-torn Palestinian enclave “completely unlivable.”
“We are also very concerned about the impact of the rainy and cold weather in Gaza,” said Ajith Songai, Director of the United Nations Human Rights Office in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
He added: "It is completely expected at this time of year, and threatens to make an already unhealthy situation completely uninhabitable for people. Most of them do not have enough clothes or blankets."
The Meteorological Department expected that the effect of the depression would deepen, so it is expected that the weather on Friday will be windy, rainy, and cold to very cold. There will be a drop in temperatures, and the rain will be heavy, accompanied by thunderstorms and hail sometimes, and the winds will be active southwesterly to northwesterly, with strong gusts. Sometimes the sea is wavy.
In the evening and night hours, the weather is windy, cold and rainy in all regions, and the rain is accompanied by thunderstorms and sometimes hail.
Meteorology indicated that the country will continue to be affected by the depression, so the weather on Saturday will be stormy, rainy, and cold to very cold. The rain will be heavy and accompanied by thunderstorms and hail at times, with the effect of the depression gradually decreasing during the evening and night hours.
For his part, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director of the World Health Organization, called for a ceasefire and finding a “real solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in an emotional appeal to the Executive Council of the United Nations organization in which he described the conditions in Gaza as “hellish.”