Ramallah, 14 March 2024 (TDI): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine extended its appreciation to American and worldwide efforts to lessen Palestinian civilians’ suffering in response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis imposed by Israel, in the Gaza Strip.

The measures to lift the siege imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip and guarantee the sustained entry of aid and humanitarian help to those in need were welcomed by the Ministry.

It underlined how important it was to deliver aid to Gaza via various channels, including air, land, and sea.

For the protection and welfare of the Palestinian people, this entails taking prompt action to bring about a ceasefire and avoid forcible relocation.

The Ministry affirmed that under the State of Palestine’s membership in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the implicit American acceptance of the provisions of this agreement, the arrival of aid by sea to Gaza contributes to stopping the famine.

Israel has been using famine as a weapon in its war. This imposition is in clear violation of international law and the precautionary order of the International Court of Justice.

The Ministry denounced Israel’s use of starvation as a weapon, emphasizing how it manifestly violates both international law and the decisions made by the International Court of Justice.

The Ministry also emphasized how crucial it is to open all land borders to make it easier for aid to enter Gaza. Likewise, it emphasized how the introduction and distribution of aid must be carried out in perfect harmony with the rightful leadership of the Palestinian people.

This involves using recognized international organizations that are essential in providing aid to individuals in need, such as UNRWA, the Palestinian Red Crescent, and other pertinent international procedures.

Moreover, to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates reiterates its commitment to collaborating closely with the international community and asks for ongoing support and solidarity.

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