Jordan’s King Urges Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza to Avoid Humanitarian Catastrophe

Sun Nov 19 2023
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AMMAN: King Abdullah of Jordan has called for an urgent and immediate ceasefire in Gaza, emphasizing the need for the international community to intervene to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe” resulting from Israel’s “ugly war against civilians.”

The King’s remarks were made during a meeting with European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen.

Expressing deep concern over the situation in Gaza, King Abdullah urged global powers to compel Israel to adhere to international law, emphasizing the imperative to protect civilians caught in the Israeli bombardment. The King also stressed the importance of ensuring an uninterrupted flow of aid into the Palestinian enclave to address the escalating humanitarian crisis.

“The international community should push for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza to stop a humanitarian catastrophe caused by Israel’s ‘ugly war against civilians,'” reported Reuters news agency.

Deepening Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza Amidst Israeli Brutalities

Meanwhile, Gaza is witnessing a deepening humanitarian crisis, with widespread condemnation from the international community. The situation has taken a grim turn, particularly at Gaza’s largest hospital, Al-Shifa, which the World Health Organization (WHO) has described as a “death zone.”

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The crisis has further intensified with Israel’s announcement of an expansion of military operations. Twin strikes on a northern Gaza refugee camp resulted in over 80 casualties, including at a UN school providing shelter to displaced people.

The Israeli siege on Gaza has led to critical shortages of essential supplies, including food, water, medicine, and fuel. Despite a limited trickle of aid permitted from Egypt and the recent allowance of some fuel supplies, the situation remains dire. The ongoing conflict has displaced 1.6 million people within Gaza, exacerbating an already severe humanitarian crisis.

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