Palestine: After bombings in Gaza, bread is scarce and its price skyrockets
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Published Nov 18, 2023
Israeli bombing in the Gaza Strip has damaged wheat warehouses, leading to scarcity of bread and an increasing risk of famine. The attacks have also destroyed flour factories, leaving Gaza with limited supplies of food, water, and medicine. The UN estimates that only seven percent of the population's minimum daily caloric needs are being met, and residents face long lines, high prices, and constant exposure to bombings when trying to access bread.
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In the Gaza Strip, one of the last wheat warehouses was damaged by Israeli bombing and bread is becoming increasingly scarce. On October 7, the war between Israel and Hamas began, a situation that, according to the authorities, in just 42 days, has left 1,200 dead in Israeli territory, mainly civilians. According to reports, the Khan Yunis flour factory, located in southern Israel, had a reserve of three thousand tons of wheat, however, it no longer works, since its warehouse was partially destroyed and the plant has left to operate due to lack of fuel. "If the Red Cross does not get the Israelis to allow us to make the necessary repairs, we will have to stop working," Abdelnasser al Ajami, president of the bakers' association, told AFP. The attack on the aforementioned plant was carried out during the early hours of last Thursday. Likewise, according to the UN office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs, the Al Salam flour factory in Deir al Balah, in the center of the ...