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10/16/2023, 11:53 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UN calls for lifting of Gaza siege

United Nations (UN) Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Director of Communications Juliette Touma on Monday called for the reopening of border between Israel and Gaza to allow humanitarian aid to be delivered to Palestinians.

"We need fuel. We need wheat flour, we need other basic supplies. UNRWA has not been able to deliver anything in the past week plus, so we need to get in those supplies as soon as possible. Fuel especially so that the water can come back to people in the Gaza strip," Touma told CNN.

Over the weekend, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office informed CNN that water supply has been allegedly restored to southern Gaza. However, Palestinian Water Authority Director Munther Shublaq told the media that he could not verify the claim as the enclave is still without access to electricity.

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