OCHA: Israel rejects 22 requests to accelerate delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza

GENEVA: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) confirmed that the Israeli occupation authorities has so far rejected 22 requests submitted last month to open the checkpoints set up in the Gaza Valley in order to accelerate the delivery of humanitarian aid to the northern Gaza Strip.

The office said in a statement that it had not received any response regarding these requests.

United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric confirmed that Israel continues to obstruct the arrival of most aid to the northern Gaza Strip, noting that only 10 out 61 aid operations reached the northern Gaza last month.

Following the 124 day of Israeli aggression on Gaza, the occupation army divided Gaza into three sections, and placed checkpoints at the divided points, which considered the only passage for humanitarian aid and need a permit from the Israeli side.

The United Nations previously warned that 2.2 million people are at risk of starvation in the Gaza Strip.

Source: Palestine news and
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