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UN’s experts condemn Israel for starvation campaign against Palestinians

Shafaqna English- Independent UN’s rights experts condemn Israel for carrying out a “targeted starvation campaign” that has resulted in the deaths of children in Gaza.

“We declare that Israel’s intentional and targeted starvation campaign against the Palestinian people is a form of genocidal violence and has resulted in famine across all of Gaza,” ten independent United Nations experts said in a statement on Tuesday (09 July 2024). The UN has not officially declared a famine in Gaza.

But the experts, including the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Michael Fakhri, insisted there was no denying that famine was underway.

“Thirty-four Palestinians have died from malnutrition since 7 October, the majority being children,” said the experts, who are appointed by the UN’s Human Rights Council but who do not speak on behalf of the United Nations.

“With the death of these children from starvation despite medical treatment in central Gaza, there is no doubt that famine has spread from northern Gaza into central and southern Gaza,” they said. The experts decried that the world had not done more to avert this disaster.

Source: TRT WORLD

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