[Gaza/Jerusalem (Reuters)]- Aid supplies cannot be delivered to the Palestinian autonomous region of Gaza, where the Israeli army is proceeding with a ground invasion, due to a lack of fuel. The United Nations has said Gaza’s citizens face “possible starvation.”
Trucks transporting aid supplies did not arrive in Gaza for two consecutive days on the 15th and 16th. The United Nations announced on the 17th that it was still unable to transport cargo due to fuel shortages and communication problems.
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said Gazans faced an “imminent possibility of starvation” as food was not delivered.
Palestinian news agency WAFA reported that many refugees were killed or injured in an attack by Israeli forces near Rafah, a transit point for aid supplies from Egypt. Al Jazeera TV reported that nine people were killed.
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