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European Parliament Expresses Deep Concern Over Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza


European Parliament Expresses Deep Concern Over Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have voiced their profound concern about the “catastrophic humanitarian situation in Gaza, including the risk of imminent starvation.”

In a resolution adopted by 372 votes in favour, 44 against, and 120 abstentions, MEPs have called on Israel to immediately allow and facilitate full aid delivery into and throughout Gaza via all existing crossings. They underscored the urgent need for rapid, safe, and unhindered humanitarian access.


The MEPs reiterated their call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire to address the looming risk of mass starvation in Gaza and to immediately and unconditionally release all hostages. They insisted that the International Committee of the Red Cross must be given immediate access to all Israeli hostages being held in Gaza to provide them with medical care.


While the Parliament welcomes maritime aid corridors for Gaza, it underlined that land distribution needs to be the priority. Citing the spread of diseases and the confirmed deaths of children due to malnutrition and dehydration, MEPs urged Israeli authorities to open the Rafah, Kerem Shalom, Karmi, and Erez crossings.


The obstruction of humanitarian aid and attacks against humanitarian convoys were strongly condemned by the MEPs. This resolution underscores the European Parliament’s commitment to addressing the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and their call for immediate action.

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