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ISRAELI OCCUPATION CONTINUES TO CLOSE RAFAH & KEREM SHALOM CROSSINGS AMID FEARS OF AN IMMINENT FAMINE

ISRAELI OCCUPATION CONTINUES TO CLOSE RAFAH & KEREM SHALOM CROSSINGS AMID FEARS OF AN IMMINENT FAMINE


The Israeli occupation forces continue to close the Rafah land crossings across the border with the Arab Republic of Egypt, and Karam Abu Salem, the only commercial crossing in the Gaza Strip, according to “Wafa” news agency.

For the fifth day in a row, the occupation forces continue to close the Rafah crossing, which led to a complete halt to the movement of passengers, especially the sick and wounded, and the entry of humanitarian aid, or the transfer of accumulated aid to the people of the Gaza Strip in the southern and northern regions, which exacerbated the deteriorating humanitarian situation, amid fears of famine.

The Rafah land crossing is considered a lifeline for our people in the Gaza Strip, and the only land crossing for the entry of aid and the evacuation of the injured. This incursion and its tight control means deprivation of food and medical aid.

The occupation forces also continue to close the Kerem Shalom crossing for the ninth day in a row, with a complete halt to the entry of aid.

A fe
w days ago, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on the occupation authorities to reopen the Rafah and Kerem Shalom crossings ‘immediately’ to allow humanitarian aid to enter the Gaza Strip, and called on them to stop the escalation.

“Closing the two crossings at the same time is particularly harmful to the already desperate humanitarian situation, and they must be reopened immediately,” Guterres said.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon