O UK Foreign Minister David Cameron said this Thursday that “arbitrary rejections by the Israeli government” are the “main blockade” of humanitarian aid entering the Gaza Strip.

In a letter in response to Conservative MP Alicia Kearns, which she herself published on X (formerly Twitter), Cameron argues that “it is a huge frustration that UK aid to Gaza has been routinely delayed pending Israeli permissions”.

“For example, I am aware that some UK-funded aid has been stuck at the border for just under three weeks, awaiting approval,” he continued in the letter.

The former British Prime Minister also confessed that he had raised the matter on several occasions with official representatives of the Israeli government, without results.

In the same letter, Cameron said his “heart remains with the people of Israel and all who were caught up in the horror of the October 7th attack; the worst terror attack in its history at the hands of Hamas.” “We continue to remember those who are still being held hostage and their families”, he added, also showing solidarity with the “Palestinian civilians who face a growing and devastating humanitarian crisis in Gaza”.

Around 250 people were kidnapped on October 7 last year and 130 are still held hostage in Gaza, of which 33 are already dead, according to Israeli authorities.

The most recent conflict in the Gaza Strip was triggered by the Hamas attack that resulted in 1,160 deaths, most of them civilians, according to official Israeli data.

According to the latest report released by the Ministry of Health of the Gaza Strip, supervised by Hamas, around 32,000 people have already been killed in Israeli bombings and incursions in the Palestinian enclave, the majority of them women, children and teenagers.

The Israeli offensive has also destroyed most of Gaza’s infrastructure and close to two million people have been forced to leave their homes, almost all of the enclave’s 2.3 million inhabitants.

The population of the Gaza Strip is also facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis due to the collapse of hospitals, the outbreak of epidemics and shortages of drinking water, food, medicine and electricity.

Since October 7, at least 418 Palestinians have also been killed by the Israeli Army and by attacks by settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, territories occupied by the Jewish State, in addition to nearly 7,000 arrests and more than 3,000 injuries.

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