Muhammad Abu Salmiya, the director of Gaza’s largest health facility, said “no one can reach or leave the besieged hospital”. “People inside will die if no aid reaches them and many patients in need of urgent medical needs could die if they cannot reach the hospital on time,” he told Al Jazeera.
World Food Programme says Gaza faces ‘widespread hunger’
World Food Programme says Gaza faces ‘widespread hunger’ By: ReutersThe World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday warned that the Gaza Strip faced “widespread hunger”, with nearly the entire population in desperate need of food assistance.”Supplies of food and water are practically non-existent in Gaza and only a fraction of what is needed is arriving through the borders,” WFP Executive Director Cindy McCain said in a statement.”With winter fast approaching, unsafe and overcrowded shelters, and the lack of clean water, civilians are facing the immediate possibility of starvation.”
Gaza locked in new ‘total communication blackout’
The head of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees said he feared for civil order in the Gaza Strip after it was hit with a new communications blackout on Thursday. “Gaza is again in a total communication blackout, and… it is because there is no fuel,” UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini told a press conference in Geneva. The Palestinian telecom company Paltel confirmed the blackout, saying on X, formerly Twitter: “We regret to announce that all telecom services in Gaza Strip have gone out of service as all energy sources sustaining the network have been depleted, and fuel was not allowed in.”