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“Send the Whole World to Gaza”: Families Beg the World to Help End Israeli Border Blockade

HeadlineMay 30, 2024

In Khan Younis, families pleaded for Gaza’s borders to be opened to help injured children receive medical attention.

Jamila Abu Athab: “I ask all the leaders of the world, anyone with a conscience, to open the border and allow these children to leave. What have they done to deserve this? Where will they go? Where will they be treated? Where should we go? I kiss your hands and feet to open the border crossings. Let the wounded out and send doctors in. Send teams, send the Red Cross, and send the whole world to Gaza.”

More than 30 countries have condemned Israel for targeting Gaza’s healthcare system. The countries backed a motion presented at a major meeting of the World Health Organization in Geneva. This is Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.

Fahrettin Koca: “The healthcare system of Gaza is devastated. Israel has targeted hospitals in Gaza, completely destroying treatment facilities. This also means a war against the fundamental right to health. … Access to food, water and other basic needs are blocked. Israel uses hunger as a weapon of war. In addition to the collapse of the health system, we also need to consider the long-term consequences of inhuman living conditions, epidemics, malnutrition and severe psychological trauma.”

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