Arab League Warns on Catastrophe in Gaza Strip

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El Cairo, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The Arab League warned Saturday that the Strip of Gaza has been submitted to the Israeli blockade for more than a year and is about to suffer an unprecedented catastrophe.

Stop of the help for a million Palestinians because Israeli authorities refuse to supply Gaza with fuel is alarming, and could cause a greater deterioration of the situation, said Hicham Yussef, head of the Arab League Secretary General Office.

“If we join the continuous military attacks against the Palestinian occupied territories there is a risk of a humanitarian catastrophe without precedents, which only responsible will be the Israeli government,” he stated.

The UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) interrupted the distribution of food among 650,000 Palestinians after its fuel reserves were run down, which stops the functioning of its vehicles.

Angela Kane, UN sub-secretary general for political affairs, said Wednesday the suspension of energy supply by the Israeli government contributes to the deterioration of the situation.

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