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Israel Targets Gazans Seeking Food Aid as Besieged Strip Continues to Face Severe Food Shortages

HeadlineFeb 27, 2024

Meanwhile, on the ground in Gaza, Israeli forces opened fire again on people waiting for aid in Gaza City. A Palestinian man who was waiting for a delivery of flour pleaded with the world to take mercy on hungry Palestinians.

Abu Sanad: “Look at us through the eyes of mercy, people. For the sake of Islam, look with mercy. Film so that people can see the starvation, how people are coming. They’re carrying the martyrs on a donkey cart, on a bicycle. We don’t have any value anymore. We don’t have any value. No one is looking at us.”

On Monday, Jordan and France conducted a joint operation to air drop food to central and southern Gaza. Palestinians used rowboats to retrieve aid packages dropped at sea. Gazans continue to face starvation, affecting even its youngest babies, who do not have access to milk or formula.

Warda Mattar: “My son is supposed to have milk as a newborn, be it natural milk or formula milk. But I wasn’t able to get him milk, because there is no milk in Gaza. … I had to give him a date, because I can’t provide milk for him, because there is no food, there’s no fruits. As a mother who just gave birth, there’s no fruits or vegetables. There is nothing in Gaza.”

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