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2-Month-Old Infant Dies of Starvation as Israel Blocks Aid, Gazans Face Famine

HeadlineFeb 26, 2024

A 2-month-old Palestinian boy has died of starvation as U.N. officials warn of a looming famine in Gaza. The U.N. relief agency UNRWA says it has been unable to deliver aid to northern Gaza in over a month. Palestinian officials say nearly 30,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s ongoing assault on Gaza. Israel is continuing to carry out strikes on Rafah, where over a million displaced Palestinians have sought refuge. On Friday, one 17-year-old Palestinian girl described losing six members of her family in an Israeli attack.

Dena Jargun: “My mother died. Two of my brothers and my sister with her daughter and son, they were all martyred. Only my father, two of my brothers and I and three girls are left. There is no one left. There is no one left. Oh god, there is no one left. Oh god, may they rest in peace.”

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