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UN suspends food distribution in Rafah due to “insecurity”

They allege the lack of supplies and insecurity in that southern Gaza city

The United Nations announced on Tuesday that it had suspended food distribution in Rafah, due to the lack of supplies and the prevailing insecurity in that southern Gaza city, adding that no trucks had entered the floating dock erected by the United States in the last two days. .

The world body did not specify how many people remain in Rafah after Israeli forces launched an intense offensive there on May 6, but there appear to be several thousand people. The World Food Program (WFP) also warned that central Gaza is running out of food.

Abeer Etefa, spokesperson for the WFP, an agency attached to the UN, warned that “humanitarian operations in Gaza are on the brink of collapse.” If food and supplies do not start arriving “in massive quantities, famine conditions will prevail,” she added.

The warning comes after the subpoena made by the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim Khan, summoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defense Minister Yoav Gallant for alleged “use of famine as a tool of war,” refers AP.

Karim Khan cited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defense Minister Yoav Gallant for alleged “use of famine as a tool of war,”

The main agency in charge of Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, announced the suspension of aid distribution in Rafah.

“The Israeli military operation in Rafah is directly impacting the ability of aid agencies to introduce critical humanitarian resources into Gaza,” UNRWA reported in a statement on Tuesday.

In it, it detailed that only 7 of its 24 health centers are operational in the territory, and that in the last ten days they have not received medical supplies, which could limit their ability to remain operational.

Between May 13 and 19, only 48 humanitarian aid trucks entered Gaza through the Kerem Shalom and Rafah crossings, according to UNRWA, which says that that week “the border crossing was only open for two days.”

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