It’s not just Israeli bombs that have killed children in Gaza. Now some are dying of hunger too

March 08, 2024

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — It’s not just Israeli bombs that have killed children in war-ravaged Gaza — now some are dying of hunger too. Hunger is most acute in northern Gaza, which has been isolated by Israeli forces and has suffered long cutoffs of food supply deliveries. Israel has blamed the burgeoning hunger in Gaza on U.N. agencies, saying they fail to distribute supplies piling up at Gaza crossings. Fresh food supplies in Rafah have dwindled, while its population has swelled to more than 1 million with displaced residents. Every incubator has at least three premature babies in it, raising the risk of infection.