Human Rights

UN concerned over repercussions of Israel’s closure of Kerem Shalom crossing

The United Nations has expressed its concern over the repercussions of the Israeli decision on temporarily suspending imports and exports at the Kerem Shalom crossing, urging Israeli authorities to reopen it.

In a press briefing on Tuesday, Deputy Spokesman for UN Secretary General Farhan Haq said that Hamas movement and other Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip should keep calm.

He added that the UN is continuing cooperation with Israel and Palestinians as well as regional and international partners to reduce tension, support the intra-Palestinian reconciliation and resolve all humanitarian challenges.

On Yemen, Haq noted that the World Health Organization warned against difficult situations appareled before escalating the conflict.

He explained that the highest rates of cholera were registered in the city of Al-Hudaydah reaching about 14 percent of the total cases across the country since the beginning of the epidemic in April.

He referred that continued fighting in the city affects about 70 percent of population who are depending on vital supplies, including healthcare, which are provided through the port of Al-Hudaydah.

Source: Kuwait News Agency