UN rights expert says sanctions against Israel ‘only way to reach Gaza ceasefire’

GENEVA: The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Michael Fakhri, has called for sanctions against Israel, saying it is the only way to reach a ceasefire in Gaza.

In a post on X, Fakhri said Israel was intentionally starving the Palestinian people in Gaza since October 7, asserting that a potential famine may already be occurring in besieged Gaza.

He stressed that an immediate ceasefire is essential to prevent or end the famine and called for sanctions against Israel as a means to push for a ceasefire.

‘The only way to end/prevent this famine is an immediate ceasefire. And the only way to get a ceasefire is to sanction Israel,’ Fakhri added.

Source: Palestine News and Information Agency – WAFA