Gaza famine: Children flee south seeking food amid Israel’s blockade

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GAZA — Children and adults fleeing hunger in the northern Gaza Strip have testified to the dire conditions they face, with their testimonies highlighting the impact of the Israeli blockade on access to food, Khaberni reported.اضافة اعلان

 Many clips and testimonies document the suffering of people in northern Gaza due to hunger caused by the ongoing Israeli blockade for months. Bloggers in the strip have reported that children in northern Gaza are dying of hunger, calling for lifting the blockade on northern Gaza or providing food aid to the people in the north.

Videos shared by Palestinian journalist Hani Abu Rizk depicted three siblings who were forced to leave their homes in Gaza due to hunger. The eldest child, Saad, spoke about their journey from Gaza City to Deir al-Balah, mentioning that their father had preceded them to the south four months ago, while they stayed with their mother and their sibling who were killed in an Israeli airstrike.

Saad added that they left with a group of people to the south. During their displacement, they were stopped by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) at a checkpoint for two hours before being separated from the men and allowed to continue their journey.

Abu Rizk also shared another video of a man who fled from the north to the south due to hunger, showcasing the exhaustion and fatigue on the man's face as he described the famine ravaging northern Gaza. Abu Rizk said, "Consider the condition of this man as he speaks; it might help understand what is happening in the northern Gaza Strip."

Additionally, Photographer Mohamed Shahin shared a video on his Instagram account of a girl from northern Gaza who had not eaten since morning, with tears streaming down her cheeks as she expressed her desire for food.

Notably, doctors at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City announced the death of 45-day-old infant due to severe malnutrition and refusal to drink milk for several days, adding that this is one of the cases of children who arrive daily at Al-Shifa suffering from severe dehydration and moderate to severe hypoglycemia due to the blockade imposed on northern Gaza for months.

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