“Humanitarian aid and medical supplies not permitted to enter Gaza are currently indicative of major disaster inside,” Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan says in a joint press conference with his Albanian counterpart Igli Hasani in Tirana.
Türkiye’s Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan has warned of a major disaster in Palestine’s Gaza as humanitarian aid is being denied, urging international action to prevent starvation and disease outbreaks among the two million people held hostage.
In a joint press conference with his Albanian counterpart Igli Hasani in Tirana on Monday, Fidan said: “Humanitarian aid and medical supplies not permitted to enter Gaza are currently indicative of major disaster inside.”
“Having witnessed the loss of thousands of lives, we are now confronted with the dire situation of Palestinians held hostage, grappling with the imminent threat of hunger and disease,” he stressed.
He urged “the international community to take preventive measures through various means to avoid the hunger and epidemic diseases that could annihilate the 2 million people currently being held hostage.”
“Thousands of innocent civilians continue to be killed. We are facing another level of tragedy,” he added.
Onslaught killed over 26,000
Israel has launched relentless air and ground attacks on Gaza since a cross-border attack by Hamas last October.
The onslaught has killed more than 26,000 people, mostly women and children, displaced 85 percent of the blockaded enclave’s population, and created conditions for famine. Israel says 1,200 people were killed in the initial Hamas attack.
The International Court of Justice, in its interim ruling in the genocide case filed by South Africa, ordered Israel to prevent acts of genocide in Gaza and enable the provision of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance to address the adverse conditions of life faced by Palestinians.
Tel Aviv also has to submit a report to the ICJ on all measures taken to give effect to this order within one month.
Source: TRT World