A woman cooks in a destroyed mosque, amid shortages of food supplies and fuel, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday. [Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters]Published On 17 Nov 202317 Nov 2023
The United Nations was forced to stop deliveries of food and other necessities to Gaza and warned of the growing possibility of widespread starvation after internet and telephone services collapsed in the besieged enclave because of a lack of fuel.
Israel’s national security adviser says the country’s War Cabinet has agreed to allow two tanker trucks of fuel to enter the Gaza Strip each day, a quantity he described as “very minimal.” The shipments appeared to be far less than what the UN has said is needed.
The communications blackout was in its second day on Friday. It has largely cut off Gaza’s 2.3 million people from one another and the outside world, and halted the coordination of aid, which humanitarian groups were already struggling to deliver because of the fuel shortage.
Firewood is the only way to cook food amid the fuel shortage. [Fatima Shbair/AP Photo]Palestinians ride donkey carts during the fuel shortage. [Fatima Shbair/AP Photo]Palestinians shop for food at an open-air market in Khan Younis. [Fatima Shbair/AP Photo]Palestinians wait for chickens to be cleaned at the market in Khan Younis. [Fatima Shbair/AP Photo]Palestinian women bake bread amid a food shortage. [Fatima Shbair/AP Photo]
A general view of a street in Khan Younis. [Fatima Shbair/AP Photo]