Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday accused the UN of not doing enough to respond to the humanitarian crisis he created in Gaza.
“I have not seen yet the effort that I’d like to see from the UN and the international agencies to build shelters there [in Gaza],” Netanyahu said.
The Israeli leader said there is “no reason not to erect tens of thousands of tents in the safe zone or next to the safe zone.” It’s unclear what safe zone he’s referring to as Israel has continued to bomb southern Gaza after telling Palestinians to evacuate the north.
Israel’s bombardment of Gaza has displaced 1.7 million people in Gaza, four-fifths of the enclave’s population. It has also killed at least more than 11,000 people, including over 4,500 children, according to the last update put out by Gaza’s Health Ministry on November 10.
While Netanyahu has criticized the UN response, his campaign in Gaza has killed over 100 UN aid workers. POLITICO recently reported that the US had been sharing the locations of aid groups and workers in Gaza, but Israel continued to bomb them anyway.