The President of the United States, Joe Biden, noted this Saturday that his Administration is working with the UN and the governments of Israel, Egypt and Jordan to “create the necessary conditions to continue the flow of aid” to Gaza. Strip.
The US wants to “increase support to alleviate the humanitarian consequences of the attack by Hamas, create the necessary conditions to maintain the flow of aid, and advocate for respect for the law of war,” he wrote on social network (formerly Twitter) the president.
Biden’s message is in line with the demands of the Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, in recent days, asking Israel to allow the entry of humanitarian aid to the Strip, which has been completely blocked since The conflict with the Islamist group. Hamas began, following a surprise attack that left more than 1,200 Israelis dead.
According to Palestinian authorities, at least 2,200 people have died in the Gaza Strip due to Israeli bombardment since then.
Guterres said on Friday that the situation in the Gaza Strip had “reached a dangerous new low” after Israeli authorities gave an ultimatum to the population of the territory to leave the north “for their safety and security.”
“Moving more than a million people through a heavily populated war zone to an area without food, water or shelter, when the entire territory is under siege, is extremely dangerous, and for some cases are not possible.” Guterres told reporters ahead of time. start of a meeting of the UN Security Council.
Even before the ultimatum expired at 4:00 pm local time this Saturday (1:00 GMT), the chaotic evacuation, by car and on foot, of a population of one million inhabitants continued, without ceasing the bombardment at any time.