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Israel accuses the UN of delaying the distribution of humanitarian aid in the Gaza Strip

Israel This Thursday, he blamed the United Nations for not having distributed the humanitarian aid that arrived in 500 trucks 72 hours ago in the Gaza Strip, while the inhabitants of Gaza face an unprecedented humanitarian crisis due to the war between the Islamic group Hamas and the Jewish state.

“It is the third day in a row that hundreds of trucks have not been collected. The UN needs to expand its operations”indicated COGAT, an Israeli institution that coordinates civil affairs in the occupied territories, on its account on the social network X.

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The publication is accompanied by photographs that, according to COGAT, show “the contents of 500 humanitarian aid trucks on the Gaza side” from the Kerem Shalom border crossing “after Israeli inspection, waiting to be collected and distributed by UN organizations”.

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Israel This week, it blocked shipments of flour and food aid destined for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza, which arrived at the port of the Israeli city of Ashdod.

“I have decided not to transfer the flour shipments destined for UNRWA in Gaza and, in coordination with the Prime Minister, to examine another distribution mechanism so that it does not end up in the hands of Hamas”the Minister of Finance, the ultra-rightist Bezalel Smotrich, announced this week at X.

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Since the beginning of February, the UN has denounced the blockade of aid at the port of Ashdod, where, as at the Kerem Shalom land crossing, far-right Israelis moved to prevent trucks with food from leaving for Gaza, 30 kilometers away. from distance.

According to UNRWA Commissioner General Philippe Lazzarini, more than a thousand containers, largely of flour, but also of other foods, such as cooking oil, chickpeas, sugar or riceare now blocked in the port of Ashdod by Israel.

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In late January, Israel accused a dozen UNRWA members of allegedly participating in Hamas attacks on Israeli territory on October 7, which left 1,200 people dead and triggered the war.

A bill that would veto UNRWA activities in occupied East Jerusalem is also being prepared in Parliament.

Source: Elcomercio

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