TDN World Desk: The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator , Jamie McGoldrick has called on the Israeli government to lift sanctions immediately.
Issuing a statement Mr Mcgoldrick, on Tuesday said, “the deterioratio witnessed in recent weeks in the Gaza Strip is of Grave concern”. The UN officer was referring to the restrictions imposed on Gaza by Israel during the recent escalation.
Focusing on the deteriorating situation, McGoldrick said,” Power outages in hospitals are having serious repercussions, with patients in insensitive care, chronic and emergency cases particularly vulnerable.”
Mentioning the prevailing dire humanitarian situation in the Gaza strip, he said, as quoted by MEM,” I call on Israel to immediately allow resumption of fuel into the Gaza Strip, in line with its obligation as an occupying power, to ensure that the basic needs of people are met and to prevent a collapse of basic services.”