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The U.S. government will defund the United Nations agency that aids Palestinians through next year even as 1.1 million people in Gaza face threats of famine in coming months on the basis of flimsy allegations by Israel against a tiny minority of the agencys staff that have yet to be proven.


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Here, from this crossing, we see the heartbreak and heartlessness of it all. A long line of blocked relief trucks on one side of the gates, the long shadow of starvation on the other. That is more than tragic. It is a moral outrage."

Antonio Guterres

North Sinai governor Mohamed Shousha has said some 7,000 trucks are waiting in the region to deliver aid to Gaza.

He said that inspection procedures demanded by Israel had held up the flow of relief.

International organizations await Israeli approval to transfer medicine and aid

MEMO correspondent Mohammed Asad reports on the at the separation point between central Strip and Gaza City, where crews and await to vital and .

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The crisis is an artificially created one. Gaza, population roughly 2.3 million, is not geographically isolated. The small strip of land on the eastern Mediterranean coast served as a well-connected port for centuries, linking Asia with Europe.

is used as a weapon of war, the foreign policy chief, , said this week. is provoking .

Rep. Ken Buck (Colo.) became the first GOP member to sign the House Democrats aid discharge position on Thursday, just one day before he is set to retire from Congress.
The discharge petition, formally launched earlier this month by House Democrats, is an attempt to force consideration of a Senate-passed $95 million foreign aid package, which includes $60 billion in aid for Ukraine.

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sends old stockpile which may just have a few more years before it has to be destroyed to Ukraine and the money is then used to produce new stock and this far it's been 100% US contractors.

The delay on aid to Ukraine will just lead to more and more people looses their


The memo also requires recipient countries to facilitate & not arbitrarily deny, restrict or otherwise impede, directly or indirectly, the transport or delivery of assistance or US-supported international efforts to provide .

has repeatedly said it is not impeding aid & charged the w/incompetence in distributing assistance & w/ looting aid trucks. The admin has disputed those assertions.

has said that the are developing a plan to *evacuate* from , although the by far the largest distributor of in has said that nowhere is safe & that it will not be party to , itself a violation of .

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Findings come as secretary general calls on to give unconditional access to Gaza for relief

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"Israel kills five senior Hamas officials in Rafah operation, IDF announces"

"As part of their operations, they managed Hamas activity in humanitarian zones and were responsible for coordination with Hamas operatives in the field."

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live: body: one in five missions to northern denied access by authorities

In its latest report on the situation in Gaza, the UN office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs has said that during the first two weeks of March, one in five missions to northern Gaza were denied access by the Israeli authorities.

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How credible is air dropped aid and assistance to Gaza when bombs and brutalities dominate the Israeli genocide Western military supplies continue to flood into occupation arms at the expense of Palestinians, and all those among them that are in the throes of death and destruction.

Look at Washington. It refuses to address this contradiction as it sponsors the Israeli unrelenting onslaught on starving Palestinians. Billions in military aid to the occupation effectively ensure no relief in a fast-spreading famine, calling into question the credibility of so-called US air drops.

By opting for such an air drop measure, Washington attempts to justify the Israeli occupations denial of critical humanitarian aid via conventional means. The Palestinians right to livelihoods and prosperity is unquestionably tied to their own agency, and not the decisions of a power that is hellbent on sponsoring the genocide militarily, politically and financially. The Wests hypocrisy is on full display as it floats rhetoric on peace and stability, but turns a blind eye to growing hunger, rampant famine, and scores of mothers that are struggling to feed their children amid sponsored bombing.

The end goal of such inadequate, hypocritical and condescending aid is not to alleviate the catastrophic humanitarian suffering of Palestinians, or provide essential relief to civilians. It is to further entrench the Israeli occupation, which has used starvation as an instrument of brazen repression and genocidal aggression against the Palestinian people. Famine in northern Gaza has reached fatal levels, especially for children, pregnant women and patients with chronic diseases, said Ashraf al-Qudra, the spokesperson for the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza. Thousands of people are at risk of dying of starvation, he warned.

As Gazas starvation toll reaches double figures, the West shows no signs of relinquishing arms and other military supplies that are at the heart of occupation belligerence. The United States has reportedly approved over 100 distinct military sales to Israel since its genocide in Gaza, underlining the farce of recent air-drops and US platitudes to support stability in the enclave. As the current president of Refugees International pointed out to the Washington Post, this is an extraordinary number of sales over the course of a pretty short amount of time which severely indicates that the Israeli genocidal campaign would not be sustainable without this level of U.S. support.

Washingtons proximity to rights groups, aid agencies, and striking UN assessments make clear that it is giving a carte blanche to Israel to step-up its bloodshed against starving Palestinians, and ignoring the humanitarian devastation on-ground. South Africas renewed pressure at the International Court of Justice is geared towards addressing that exact hypocrisy, and putting the unimaginable suffering of besieged Palestinians at the forefront of all actions. The threat of all-out famine has now materialised. The court needs to act now to stop the imminent tragedy by immediately and effectively ensuring that the rights it has found are threatened under the Genocide Convention are protected, said the South Africa presidency.

Where is Western protest as the Israelis ban visa access to aid workers due in Gaza How do millions in so-called Western humanitarian aid square off with billions in bombs and ammunition to the Israeli occupation The view from the ground-up is that life-saving aid is unilaterally and openly denied without protest from nations that sustain this genocidal status-quo in Gaza. Germanys own attitude towards Gazas unspeakable suffering is a proof point in itself. After all, Berlin claims that the suffering witnessed in Gaza is beyond description, but refuses to end its diplomatic appeasement of Israel to the detriment of peace and autonomy among Palestinians.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees also continues to serve as a prime target of Israeli-U.S. defamation and funding crunch, effectively serving occupation objectives of sustaining Gazas widespread human suffering. There is no meaningful deliberation from the West to empower and sustain the core UN assistance mechanism. Instead they acted in unity to cut off lifesaving financial assistance when scores of children fought for survival.

Present Western priorities remain increasingly focused on amplifying the Israeli UNRWA disinformation campaign, and their hypocrisy on a lasting, enduring, and justly negotiated ceasefire makes the West a chief aggressor against the liberties and survival of Palestinians. Now, some of the same Western sponsors of genocidal aggression are contemplating a shift in their cuts of UNRWA funding, desiring acknowledgment. But make no mistake: it is such Western attempts and attitudes that repeatedly trivialize the suffering, autonomy, and independence of Palestinian children and women beyond all bounds.

Thus understood, whether these are condemnable air drops or blatant attempts to dehumanize the Palestinians, Western actions on aid and assistance deserve the highest degree of denunciation. Outsized military support for occupation genocide pales any effort to ease humanitarian suffering in Gaza. In turn, this makes their hypocrisy on Palestine clear as day.

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source: Al Mayadeen

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proposal to speed up to focuses on inspecting shipments

The  aid advocacy organisation has reported that water purification tablets, nail clippers, insulin pens, tent poles, green-coloured sleeping bags, water filters and ventilators have all been banned. By

Whole shipments have been routinely rejected if they contain a single item deemed a security risk

"First Gaza aid ship unloads food, water and supplies at besieged enclave"

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live: A second cargo of  was ready to depart by sea from  to  on Saturday, the islands president said, after a first aid shipment landed in the besieged  enclave overnight.

live: charity says all cargo offloaded from ship -

'One in three children under two years of age are now acutely in northern Gaza', says

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People watch as ship carrying aid sails off the shore of Gaza, as seen from central Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

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How the US discharge petition can get 61 billion USD aid approved

I think it is a -, and I suspect it will need to be on , told Politico,
meaning that a bill funding would have to move via a fast-track procedure that prevents insurgents from bottling up bills in committees.

Passing this with Democratic votes, as would be necessary, would really shiv the MAGA faction.

Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, one of that factions leaders, has raged at the prospect of Johnson allowing Ukraine aid to move forward.
Donald Trump has urged Republicans to oppose it.

A lot will depend on how Johnson structures such a measure.

As Democratic Representative Brendan Boyle said, the of will be essential to watch, as will the question of whether its really a .

Is he really going to allow a straight up-or-down vote on the robust package thats needed Boyle asked.
Or will there be a poison pill attached

Still, Boyle said, the mere fact that Johnson has indicated this at all is a positive step in the right direction.

On that score, its worth noting that Johnson is in a brutal position right now. The MAGA noisemakers get all the attention, but a large bloc of House Republicans appears to want to vote for Ukraine aid, and many are influential in their own way.

Boyle says Republicans have told him that a number of senior Republicans are pushing Johnson to hold this stand-alone vote, which is one reason why Boyle views a vote as plausible.

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