UN says its access to Gaza's Rafah crossing 'denied' by Israel

AFP , Tuesday 7 May 2024

The United Nations has had its access to the closed Rafah crossing into southern Gaza denied by the Israeli authorities, a spokesman for the UN's humanitarian agency OCHA said Tuesday.

File Photo: UNRWA workers carrying Flour bags in a warehouse. Photo courtesy UNRWA.


"We currently do not have any physical presence at the Rafah crossing as our access... has been denied by COGAT," Jens Laerke told a press conference in Geneva, referring to the Israeli agency that oversees supplies into the Palestinian territories.

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