Publish date10 Jul 2024 - 17:24
Story Code : 642208

UN experts: Israel’s targeted starvation of Gaza is a form of genocide

UN experts yesterday accused Israel of carrying out a “targeted starvation campaign”, adding that the recent death of children “leaves no doubt that famine has spread across the entire Gaza strip”.
UN experts: Israel’s targeted starvation of Gaza is a form of genocide
“We declare that Israel’s intentional and targeted starvation campaign against the Palestinian people is a form of genocidal violence and has resulted in famine across all of Gaza. We call upon the international community to prioritise the delivery of humanitarian aid by land by any means necessary, end Israel’s siege, and establish a ceasefire.”
“When a 2-month-old baby and 10-year-old Yazan Al Kafarneh died of hunger on 24 February and 4 March respectively, this confirmed that famine had struck northern Gaza. The whole world should have intervened earlier to stop Israel’s genocidal starvation campaign and prevented these deaths,” the experts said. “Thirty-four Palestinians have died from malnutrition since 7 October, the majority being children. Inaction is complicity.”
Israel has repeatedly refuted claims it is starving Palestinians in Gaza, however aid organisations have highlighted how it has hindered and stopped humanitarian aid deliveries entering the Strip or reaching their intended recipients. Northern Gaza has been particularly been targeted by Israel, with aid deliveries rarely being allowed to reach Palestinians in Gaza City and its vicinity.
The UN has yet to officially declare a state  of famine in Gaza.
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