“”” The UN has said Israel should not collectively punish the Gaza population while responding to security threats.

The organisation has also criticised Israel’s decision to close all border crossings with Gaza, preventing delivery of aid shipments to the 1.5 million people living in the territory.

Most of them are dependent on foreign aid.(…) Holmes said the Israeli response was unwarranted.
“This kind of action against the people in Gaza cannot be justified, even by those rocket attacks,” he said.

More than 30 Palestinians have now been killed since Monday.(…)

Ban joined Holmes on Friday in urging Israel to end the closure, saying it cut off the population from fuel supplies needed to pump water and generate electricity for homes and hospitals.
He said: “The closure will also cause further shortages of food, medical and relief items in the Gaza Strip.” “”” [Al Jazeera]

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