Saturday, April 6, 2024

‘Scattered measures’ not enough to save Gaza – UN chief


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Israel must do more than temporarily open one border crossing, a ‘paradigm shift’ is needed, Antonio Guterres has said

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a “meaningful increase” in the amount of aid allowed into Gaza, arguing that the “scattered measures” adopted by Israel are not enough to save the enclave’s population from malnutrition and disease.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on Friday to allow humanitarian aid deliveries into northern Gaza through the Erez checkpoint, which had been closed since Israel imposed a near-total siege on the strip after Hamas attacked the Jewish state on October 7.

Netanyahu stressed that the opening would be “temporary,” and would allow in enough aid “to prevent a humanitarian crisis” in Gaza.

It’s not enough to have scattered measures – we need a paradigm shift,” Guterres told reporters in New York on Friday. 

Since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war, aid has only been delivered to Gaza via the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the south of the enclave. However, Cairo allows Israel to determine when the crossing can be opened, and Israeli troops inspect every truck that passes.  (more...)

‘Scattered measures’ not enough to save Gaza – UN chief


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