Professor called the delay in delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip a war crime

Translation of a report published in Izvestia, based in an interview with The Indicter chief-editor.

“Professor called the delay in the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip a war crime. Marcello Ferrada de Noli: many initiatives to help Gaza are not being implemented.”


There are several reasons for the delay in the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip on the border with Egypt, Marcello Ferrada de Noli, the founder of the Swedish Physicians for Human Rights organization, told Izvestia on October 30. However, if residents in the Gaza Strip are left without supplies of food and medicine, this will be a war crime, the expert believes.

“There are two reasons: strategic and tactical. The strategic reason, according to a recent data leak, is related to the deportation of 2.4 million Palestinians to Egypt. And this will put incredible pressure on the Palestinian population, because if they disagree, they will be left without food and medicine supplies. This is a direct war crime,” he said.

The expert called the tactical reason the intimidation of the Palestinian population in order to make them dependent on Israel. He recalled that Israel has pledged to allow 100 trucks of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip every day. “However, what do we get as a result of these promises? Over the entire period, only 130 trucks were allowed through the checkpoint! This means that on average 14 cars were allowed through per day. This does not at all correspond to the promises of the Israeli government,” the professor noted. The expert clarified that in the Gaza Strip they need not only medical care and food, but also equipment for the operation of hospitals.

Many medical facilities in the territory are closed, he added. “Many initiatives related to assistance in the Gaza Strip are not implemented due to pressure from the states interested in this,” added Marcello Ferrada de Noli. Earlier in the day, the Israeli Foreign Ministry reported that more than 100 trucks had delivered humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip over the past eight days. They clarified that humanitarian aid includes water, food and medications. The situation in the Middle East escalated on the morning of October 7, when the Hamas movement subjected Israeli territory to massive rocket fire from the Gaza Strip and also invaded the border areas in the south of the country. That same day, Israel began retaliating against targets in the Gaza Strip.

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