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There must be an end to vicious cycle of violence in Gaza: Russian FM

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By IANS Updated: Dec 28, 2023 3:12 pm

Read below: Gaza population in grave peril, warns WHO

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NEW DELHI — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has stressed the need to break the vicious cycle of violence that generations of Palestinians have suffered from and called for an end to the injustice against them, media reports said.

“It is both unacceptable to justify — let alone encourage — attacks and to respond to them via methods of collective punishment in gross violation of international humanitarian law,” Sergey Lavrov said.

Also read: 21,110 Palestinians killed in Gaza Strip in Israeli attack: Health Ministry

He said that it is necessary to cut the vicious cycle of violence, to remove the injustice that several generations of Palestinians have been suffering from.

“This is the only way to achieve stabilisation in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict area and in the entire Middle Eastern region in general,” Lavrov said.

Israel launched a ground offensive inside Gaza on October 27 after Hamas attacked Israel in a surprise attack on October 7 in which 1200 Israelis were killed and over 200 were taken hostage.

Since the outbreak of hostilities between Hamas and Israel, at least 21,110 Palestinians have been killed mostly being children and women while 53,688 Palestinians have been injured.

Gaza population in grave peril, warns WHO

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GENEVA — Citing acute hunger and desperation throughout the war-torn Palestinian territory, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus — Chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) — has warned that the population of Gaza is in grave peril, media reports said.

“We delivered supplies to two hospitals on Tuesday, with only 15 out of 36 hospitals in the Gaza Strip functioning with any capacity at all,” the WHO said.

WHO Chief has urged the international community to take urgent steps to alleviate the grave peril facing the population of Gaza.

Read more: Israel expands ground offensive in central Gaza, UN warns of ‘catastrophic’ humanitarian crisis

In a statement, the WHO said its staff reported that

“Hungry people again stopped our convoys today in the hope of finding food,” the WHO said in a statement.

It said that the WHO’s ability to supply medicines, medical supplies, and fuel to hospitals is being increasingly constrained by the hunger and desperation of people en route to, and within, hospitals we reach.

“The safety of our staff and continuity of operations depends on more food arriving in all of Gaza, immediately,” Tedros said.

Last week’s United Nations Security Council resolution called for the “safe and unhindered delivery of humanitarian assistance at scale” — but did not call for an immediate end to fighting.

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By IANS Updated: Dec 28, 2023 3:12:54 pm
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