The statement added that the Kerem Shalom Crossing in southern Gaza has remained closed since February 7 due to Israeli demonstrators…reports Asian Lite News
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) has said that vital food supplies for the Gaza Strip are blocked from entry due to the lack of Israeli approval.
UNRWA in a press statement on Monday said that vital supplies to address food insecurity continue to be blocked due to the “lack of Israeli authorities’ approvals” to transfer flour from the Israeli port of Ashdod to the Gaza Strip, Xinhua news agency reported.
The statement added that the Kerem Shalom Crossing in southern Gaza has remained closed since February 7 due to Israeli demonstrators.
Meanwhile, the Hamas government media office reported that some Palestinian families in the Strip are receiving only half a meal within 48 hours.
The office blamed Israel for the blockade of the Strip and preventing aid from reaching its destination, calling for an end to Israeli attacks on civilians and an end to the war.
Egypt Accuses Israeli Minister of Gaza Talks Sabotage
Egypt has said that Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich is “sabotaging” Gaza ceasefire talks in Cairo.
In a statement released on Monday, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Smotrich “continues to make irresponsible and inflammatory statements, which only reveal a hunger for killing and destruction, and sabotage any attempt to contain the crisis in the Gaza Strip”, Xinhua news agency reported.
Smotrich recently called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to send an Israeli representative to Cairo for hostage talks.
Egypt is hosting new rounds of negotiations, under Egyptian-Qatari sponsorship, with the goal of bringing calm to the Gaza Strip and releasing Palestinian prisoners and Israeli detainees.