Publish dateThursday 18 January 2024 - 13:20
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Israel destroying Gaza’s food system, weapon zing food: UN 
United Nations human rights experts have warned that "every single person" in the war-torn Gaza Strip is facing hunger amid Israel’s war and blockade against the besieged enclave.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)-Monitoring: “Currently every single person in Gaza is hungry, a quarter of the population are starving and struggling to find food and drinkable water, and famine is imminent. Pregnant women are not receiving adequate nutrition and healthcare, putting their lives at risk,” the UN experts said on Wednesday. 
The UN experts went on to say that Israel is destroying Gaza’s food system and using food as a weapon against Palestinians, noting that “It is unprecedented to make an entire civilian population go hungry this completely and quickly.”
Gazans now make up 80 percent of all people facing famine or catastrophic hunger worldwide, marking an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in the blockaded territory, they stated
The UN experts further noted that they have raised the alarm over the risk of genocide several times, urging all governments to comply with their duty to prevent genocide.
“Not only is Israel killing and causing irreparable harm against Palestinian civilians with its indiscriminate bombardments, it is also knowingly and intentionally imposing a high rate of disease, prolonged malnutrition, dehydration, and starvation by destroying civilian infrastructure,” they said.
“Aid needs to be delivered to Gazans immediately and without any hindrance to prevent starvation,” the experts stressed.
They also emphasized that their alarm for the unfolding genocide does not only refer to the ongoing bombardment of Gaza but also concerns the slow suffering and death caused by Israel’s long-standing occupation and blockade.
The experts concluded by saying that the only way to achieve peace, safety, and stability is through an immediate ceasefire and the cessation of the Israeli occupation.
The Israeli regime waged the war on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas carried out the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity in response to the Israeli regime’s atrocities against Palestinians.
Since the start of the aggression, Israel has killed more than 24,280 Palestinians, mostly women and children.
The Tel Aviv regime has also imposed a “complete siege” on the territory, cutting off fuel, electricity, food, and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there./Press tv
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