UN Special Rapporteur calls for sanctions against "Israel"

UN Special Rapporteur calls for sanctions against "Israel"

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Michael Fakhri, has called for sanctions against Israel, asserting that a potential famine may already be occurring in besieged Gaza. Fakhri, a human rights expert, raised the alarm after reports of the death of a 10th child from starvation.

In a post on X, formerly Twitter, he said Israel was intentionally starving the Palestinian people in Gaza since October 8. He stressed that an immediate ceasefire is essential to prevent or end the famine and called for sanctions against Israel as a means to push for a ceasefire.

“The only way to end/prevent this famine is an immediate ceasefire. And the only way to get a ceasefire is to sanction Israel,” Fakhri added.

Since the start of its devastating war on the Gaza Strip about five months ago, the occupation authorities have cut off the supplies of water, food, medicine, electricity and fuel to the Gaza Strip, leaving about 2,300, 000 Palestinians suffering catastrophic humanitarian conditions.

The Zionist enemy imposes a stifling siege on Gaza City and the northern Gaza Strip, and prevents any food aid from reaching the residents of these areas, which has led to the depletion of all their food and drinking water, and has so far resulted in the death of 15 children as a result of hunger, malnutrition and dehydration.