KUWAIT CITY ( (AA) – Kuwait has called on the international community to prevent the use of starvation as a military and political weapon against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.
Kuwait has called on the international community to prevent the use of starvation as a military and political weapon against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.
The appeal was made Tuesday by Kuwait’s permanent representative to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Yousef Juhail, during the annual meeting of the Committee on World Food Security at the organization’s headquarters in the Italian capital Rome.
“Kuwait calls on the member states of the Committee on World Food Security to adhere to the right to food for all and without discrimination in accordance with the Charter of the Food and Agriculture Organization and the United Nations. It also stresses the need not to use it as a weapon to starve the Palestinian people,” Juhail said.
The meeting touched on the state of siege imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip, according to KUNA.
In this regard, he called on member states and the international community to expedite the delivery of food and humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, urging the FAO and its member states to search for solutions to confront the acute shortage of food and water there.
Israel launched a relentless bombardment campaign on Gaza following a surprise attack by the Palestinian group Hamas on Oct. 7, putting the enclave’s residents under total siege and a blockade of food, fuel and medical supplies.
Nearly 7,200 people have been killed in the conflict, including at least 5,791 Palestinians and 1,400 Israelis.
*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat
Source : AA