The non-governmental organization warned that the lack of food was endangering the lives of 2.3 million people in this coastal enclave, which has been under attack since October 7.
He pointed out that the problem is exacerbated by the spread of infectious diseases and the severe lack of health services, water, sanitation and hygiene.
The company documented the death of Jamal Mahmoud al-Kafarneh, born in August 2023, due to the lack of food he and his mother needed.
Samah Yousef al-Kafarneh, the baby's grandmother, reported that her daughter “was dehydrated due to lack of food and had to drink salt water,” which affected her ability to gradually breastfeed her son.
The Monitor's statements also confirmed the deaths of several elderly people in different parts of the Gaza Strip due to the famine afflicting the area, including Samira Abu Berber (59), Issam Al-Najjar (63) and Gouda Zidan Shaker Al-Agha (81). ). .
The NGO accused Israel of restricting the entry of humanitarian aid into Gaza despite the UN Security Council's recent resolution on the issue. Two weeks ago, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B'Tselem) said that the famine in the enclave was a direct result of the policies of Benjamin Netanyahu's government.
“The desperate search for food does not stop for a moment, although in most cases it is unsuccessful and the population is starving, including babies, children, pregnant or breastfeeding women and the elderly,” he stressed.
B'Tselem noted that most cultivated fields were destroyed, while factories and warehouses were damaged by the bombing or closed due to lack of supplies, fuel and electricity.
Instead of allowing enough food into the Gaza Strip, Israel only allows a fraction, with restrictions on the type of goods, how they are imported and distributed, he criticized.
“The result is unimaginable: images of children begging for food, people waiting in long lines for meager handouts, and hungry residents attacking aid trucks,” he lamented.