Israeli aid entry restriction to Gaza may constitute a ‘war crime’– UN

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NEW YORK — On Tuesday, the UN warned that Israel's severe restrictions on aid entry to the Gaza Strip and the potential use of starvation as a weapon may constitute a 'war crime,’ Al-Mamlaka TV reported. اضافة اعلان

UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Jeremy Laurence stated, “The extent of Israel's continued restrictions on the entry of aid into Gaza, together with the manner in which it continues to conduct hostilities, may amount to the use of starvation as a method of war, which is a war crime.”

Additionally, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk squarely placed responsibility on Israel for the food situation in Gaza, especially in the north.

Türk highlighted, “Israel, as the occupying power, has the obligation to ensure the provision of food and medical care to the population commensurate with their needs and to facilitate the work of humanitarian organizations to deliver that assistance. Israel must ensure that the population can access this aid in a safe and dignified manner. International human rights law imposes a similar obligation.”

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