UN to test Israeli military road to get aid to Gaza’s north

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations will assess on Thursday how it can use an Israeli military road bordering the Gaza Strip to deliver aid to hundreds of thousands of desperate civilians in the north of the Palestinian enclave, a senior UN aid official says.

The UN has warned that at least 576,000 people in Gaza – one-quarter of the population – are on the brink of famine.

Jamie McGoldrick, UN aid coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, says the UN had been pushing Israel for weeks to use the Gaza border fence road and had received much more cooperation in the past week.

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