Israeli Genocide in Gaza resumes, water and food are weaponized

Olive harvest: Nearly the entire population of Gaza – 2.3 million people – needs urgent food assistance as the number of people killed since the start of the war in October passes 15,000. Photo: WFP/Ali Jadallah 

Israeli bombings and ground operations have destroyed much of Gaza’s agricultural land as the winter season begins, compounding shortages and leaving the population of 2.3 million people with little prospect of being able to feed itself in the months to come. Many bakeries have been bombed, and the closure of crossings to the Gaza Strip leaves the Palestineans without food and water.

The hundreds of thousands of Palestinians displaced and sheltering in UN-run schools and hospitals are dependent on UNRWA aid.

Satellite images commissioned by the BBC reveal the extent of destruction across Gaza, showing that nearly 98,000 buildings may have suffered damage.

Supplies of food and water are practically non-existent in Gaza, and only a fraction of what is needed is arriving through the borders. With winter fast approaching, unsafe and overcrowded shelters, and the lack of clean water, civilians are facing the immediate possibility of starvation.

World Food Program Executive Director Cindy McCain
Photo: WFP/Mostsfa Ghroz

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