British charity organisation Oxfam accused Israel of collectively punishing more than two million civilians in the Gaza Strip, stating: “There can be no justification for using starvation as a weapon of war.”
Oxfam urged that food, water, fuel and other necessities should be permitted to enter Gaza.
With the crisis entering its 19th day of escalation, 2.2 million people are currently in critical need of food. Before the hostilities began, food was being delivered to the besieged Gaza Strip by 104 trucks every day, or one truck every 14 minutes.
Oxfam posted on its X account on Friday: “Over 2 million civilians in #Gaza are being collectively punished for the world to see. Using starvation as a weapon of war is inexcusable.”
It added: “The call for urgent aid and a #CeasefireNOW is imperative.”