The World Food Programme (WFP) alerted on Monday, 6 November 2023 that supplies of some basic food items in Gaza, including rice, vegetable oil, and pulses, will run out in the coming 1-3 days.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Gazan retailers face significant challenges when restocking available items from wholesalers due to widespread destruction, insecurity, and lack of fuel.
“Food supplies from Egypt include mainly ready-to-eat food (canned tuna and date bars) and are primarily distributed to IDPs and host families in southern Gaza, with only flour being provided to bakeries,” OCHA said.
On Sunday, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor accused Israeli occupation of “sharply increasing in recent hours what can only be described as a war of starvation” against civilians in the Gaza Strip in an effort to deepen their difficult living conditions, which has reached catastrophic levels.
The Palestinian Health Minister Mai Alkaila said in a published statement yesterday that after 30 days of intense bombardment, the “Israeli occupation is still targeting everything in the Gaza Strip, including hospitals, places of worship, and shelter centers inside schools, in complete disregard of all international laws and in denial of human civilization.”
For a month, the Israeli occupation has been launching a devastating aggression against Gaza, killing some 9,770 Palestinians, including 4,800 children and 2,550 women, and injuring more than 24,000 others.
Meanwhile, as many as 151 Palestinians have been killed in the occupied West Bank since 7 October and 2,080 have been arrested.