UN Condemns Israeli Obstacles Preventing Fuel Delivery to Gaza Hospitals

Sun Apr 21 2024
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NEW YORK: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Palestine said on Sunday that Israeli obstacles prevented humanitarian convoys from delivering fuel to hospitals in the Gaza Strip.

According to a tweet posted on the organization’s official account on the “X” website, two-thirds of the coordinated humanitarian missions in Gaza faced obstacles or delays imposed by Israeli authorities. On average, each mission experienced a delay of five hours before being allowed to proceed, resulting in vital supplies, equipment, and backup generator fuel not reaching hospitals.

Salama Marouf, head of the government media office in Gaza, emphasized that the blockade preventing the entry of cooking gas and fuel into the Gaza Strip poses a severe threat to the already dire humanitarian situation.

The Israeli army’s aggression against Gaza has persisted for 198 consecutive days, with support from the United States and Europe. This aggression, ongoing since October last year, has seen Israeli airstrikes targeting hospitals, buildings, towers, and civilian homes, exacerbating the suffering of Palestinian civilians. Furthermore, the blockade has hindered the entry of essential resources such as water, food, medicine, and fuel.

The relentless Israeli aggression has killed at least 34,049 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and the injury of 76,901 others, alongside the displacement of approximately 85 percent of the Strip’s population, as reported by Gaza authorities and international bodies and organizations.


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