CIR warns: OCHA report on Gaza siege raises alarm of likely new explosion

Council on International Relations – Palestine (CIR) warned against the continuation of the stifling siege imposed on the Gaza Strip, welcoming OCHA report, that shed light on the crime of the Israeli siege on the coastal enclave.


The Council said in a statement issued on Monday that the OCHA report is added to many UN and international reports that confirmed this siege violates international law and causes a humanitarian catastrophe for over 15 years.


“OCHA’s report sounds the alarm about the possibility of a new explosion, especially in light of the rise in prices and the world’s preoccupation with the Ukrainian crisis and the clear targeting of UNRWA”, the CIR added in the statement.


The Council called on the international community to break the silence and take courageous steps and put pressure on the occupation to completely end the siege and stop its continuous aggression against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.


A United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs “OCHA” report has highlighted the humanitarian impact of the continuous siege on the Gaza Strip for 15 years, as the Israeli occupation authorities, according to the report, have tightened restrictions on movement to a large extent, which led to the isolation of the Strip almost completely from the rest of the world.