Wednesday 22 May 2024 - 21:53

WHO Head Urges Tel Aviv to Lift Restrictions on Aid into Gaza

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WHO Head Urges Tel Aviv to Lift Restrictions on Aid into Gaza
"Crossings from Egypt into Gaza have remained closed for two weeks, cutting off the primary pipeline for emergency health supplies into Gaza," Xinhua reported, citing the WHO director-general's remarks at a press briefing in Geneva.

Tedros described the situation in Gaza as "beyond catastrophic," adding that intense hostilities near Gaza's hospitals have compromised their ability to provide medical care and made it harder for patients to reach.

As only two functional hospitals are remaining in northern Gaza, the WHO chief said it is imperative to ensure their ability to deliver health services.

However, he also lamented that the UN's health agency can not sustain its lifesaving support to hospitals and the population without more aid flowing into Gaza.

Israel waged a genocidal war on the besieged Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian Hamas Resistance group carried out a historic operation against the occupying entity in retaliation for the regime’s intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

Israel has imposed a complete siege on the densely populated territory, cutting off fuel, electricity, food, and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there.