The United Nations confirmed on Tuesday that the complete siege of the Gaza Strip is “prohibited” under international humanitarian law.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, said that people’s dignity and lives must be respected, referring to the serious deterioration in field conditions, due to the continuous and comprehensive aggression against the Gaza Strip
The UN High Commissioner added in a press statement, “The blockade threatens to seriously exacerbate the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in Gaza, including the ability of medical facilities to operate, especially in light of the increasing numbers of wounded.”.four days ago
It is noteworthy that the Israeli occupation authorities imposed an “absolute siege” on the Gaza Strip and cut off food, water and electricity supplies, which raised fears of aggravation of the deteriorating humanitarian situation
He stressed that “imposing a siege that endangers the lives of civilians, by depriving them of basic goods for survival, is prohibited under international humanitarian law.”