Euro-Med Monitor: UN risks complicity in Israel’s use of starvation

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GENEVA –  In a new statement issued Friday, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor warned of the risks of prolonging Israel’s use of starvation as warfare against Gaza Strip civilians in an effort to intensify the genocide it has been committing since 7 October.اضافة اعلان

Euro-Med Monitor received reports that children suffering from malnutrition complications have starved to death in schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in the southern Gaza Strip.

The rights group highlighted the story of Jana Deeb Qudeih, a girl with cerebral palsy who died at the Taiba School in the Strip’s southern town of Abasan Al Kabira on Friday, east of Khan Yunis, from malnourishment and a shortage of oxygen, which was required for her condition.

With the sharp decline in humanitarian aid entering the Gaza Strip in recent days, Euro-Med Monitor emphasized that UN agencies should not be complicit in the ongoing starvation war.

“The Rafah crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip has seen the entry of 60 to 70 trucks carrying humanitarian supplies over the past three days; this is a significant decrease from the daily average of 170 trucks that entered Gaza during the humanitarian truce from 24 to 30 November. These figures are not comparable to the 500 trucks on average that were loaded and driven into the Gaza Strip to supply humanitarian aid prior to 7 October,” said the rights group.

They also stressed that using security pretexts to leave civilians in the Gaza Strip on their own and starving to death is unacceptable.

“The World Food Program, UNRWA, and the International Committee of the Red Cross must take direct responsibility for the escalation of the starvation war occurring in the Gaza Strip,” they said.

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