Brazilians in the Gaza Strip informed the Brazilian Representative Office in Ramallah that bombers were intense this night in the city of Rafah, in southern Gaza.
What’s more: they stated that there was “use of some product that affects breathing”, according to diplomats.
“It looks like tear gas,” described Brazilians trying to survive in the territory. The site, which is in the south of Gaza, is under constant bombardment.
Israel had ordered the displacement of Palestinians to the region, indicating that northern Gaza would be bombed, but that the south would be preserved and, therefore, safer.
The bombings, however, have been intense, with thousands of civilian casualties, especially children — almost half of Gaza’s population is under 18 years old.
“The Israeli attack is continuing, with bombs falling on all sides. In the north, in the south, it’s the same thing. It doesn’t make any sense, it doesn’t make any difference,” Brazilian Hasan Said Rabee told the column. “Schools are bombed, hospitals, fairs”, he continues.
He is in the group that tries to leave Gaza towards Brazil, receiving support from Brazilian diplomacy, which managed to remove them from the north of the territory.
Hasan spoke on Thursday (26) with President Lula (PT) himself, who has made dramatic appeals for Israel and Egypt to let Brazilians leave Gaza.
The city of Ramallah, where they are, is close to the border with the Arab country, where evacuation could be carried out.
As of Tuesday (24), the group awaiting repatriation totaled 32 people, including 22 Brazilians, 7 Palestinians in the immigration process and 3 Palestinians who want to accompany their close relatives.
The country’s office in the West Bank managed to send resources for Brazilians to purchase food and water.
with BIANKA VIEIRA, KARINA MATIAS It is MANOELLA SMITH
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