Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT): Flash Update # 10 – Escalation in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Israel (from 12:00 p.m. on May 19 – 12:00 p.m. on May 20) – Occupied Palestinian Territory
Hostilities between Israeli forces and armed groups in Gaza continued through the eleventh day. In the past 24 hours, in the context of hostilities in Gaza, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) verified that eleven Palestinians had been killed, including at least seven civilians, two of whom were girls. 1,190 other people were injured.
Hostilities have also resulted in further displacement of Palestinians, bringing the cumulative number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to around 91,000, including 66,000 seeking protection in 58 UNRWA schools in Gaza and over 25,000 living with host families.
Two Palestinians were killed and 61 injured in the West Bank.
In a message to the General Assembly, the Secretary-General reiterated his call by all parties for an immediate ceasefire, stressing that “if there is hell on earth, it is the lives of children. in Gaza today ”. He also urged the Israeli authorities “to respect the laws governing armed conflict, including the proportionate use of force”, and “Hamas and other militant groups to stop the indiscriminate launching of rockets and mortars from neighborhoods. heavily populated civilians to civilian population centers Israel. “