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Ships carrying one million meals en route to Gaza amid dire humanitarian crisis

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

International media have reported following the International Court of Justice’s order to Israel regarding the opening of land crossings for sending aid to Gaza that at least three ships carrying 400 tons of aid (one million food rations) have left Cyprus for Gaza.

Voice of America has reported that this “convoy of ships” left the port of Larnaka in Cyprus on Saturday, the 30th of March, two days after the International Court’s ruling issuance, carrying 400 tons of food items and other supplies.

This humanitarian mission, organized by several charitable organizations, including the World Central Kitchen and Open Arms, with the assistance of the United Arab Emirates and Cyprus governments, is set to deliver this aid to the residents of Gaza soon, provided Israel does not intervene.

According to Voice of America’s report, these ships carry over a million food rations, including rice, pasta, flour, pulses, canned vegetables, and dates.

This comes as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday, the 28th of March, unanimously ordered Israel to take all necessary and effective measures to ensure the timely delivery of essential foodstuffs to Palestinians in Gaza.

This mandatory order obliges Israel not only to refrain from obstructing the entry of aid into Gaza but also to open more land crossings for aid to reach Israel. The order also stipulates that Israel must submit a report one month after this order to explain how the ruling will be implemented.

Meanwhile, Israel continues to restrict the humanitarian aid to Gaza severely and persists in its military assault that began over five months ago.

The judges of the International Court unanimously stated that “the Court observes that the Palestinians in Gaza are no longer merely at risk of starvation… but that starvation is already occurring.”

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