Starving Gaza children kept in incubators as UN human rights chief warns Israel may be guilty of war crime if it has cut off food aid | 28 March 2024 | The toddler's frail, malnourished body scarcely twitched as she lay helplessly in an incubator chamber in the already-decimated Gaza hospital. Leila Jeneid, one of countless children who have passed through the doors of Kamal Adwan Hospital, in the north of the Gaza Strip, has suffered as a result of starvation and dehydration. In a video clip, Leila can be seen quickly breathing in and out, desperate for a breath of fresh air in one of the 12 remaining hospitals in the besieged enclave... But it's food, water and proper rest she needs, all things that the whole enclave is desperately in need of, and all things that Israel has been accused of deliberately withholding from civilians in its bitter war against Hamas, which -- according to a top UN human rights official -- could amount to a war crime if proven. Volker Türk today stated that there is a "plausible" case that Israel is using starvation as a weapon of war in Gaza. The UN commissioner for human rights said there was concrete evidence that Israel was slowing down or actively withholding the delivery of desperately needed aid to Gaza's starving residents.

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