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March 14, 2024 (EIRNS)—The IDF continues to attack food distribution sites in Gaza. The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) charged yesterday that an IDF attack on one site in the eastern part of Rafah killed one of its staffers, and wounded 22 other people. “Today’s attack on one of the very few remaining UNRWA distribution centers in the Gaza Strip comes as food supplies are running out, hunger is widespread and, in some areas, turning into famine. Every day, we share the coordinates of all our facilities across the Gaza Strip with parties to the conflict. The Israeli Army received the coordinates, including of this facility, yesterday,” said UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini, reported an UNRWA statement.

“The United Nations, its personnel, premises and assets must be protected at all times. Since this war began, attacks against UN facilities, convoys and personnel have become commonplace in blatant disregard to international humanitarian law. I am calling once again for an independent inquiry into these violations and the need for accountability,” added Lazzarini.

The IDF claimed that the strike killed Muhammad Abu Hasna, a commander in the operations unit of Hamas. According to a joint statement from the IDF and the Shin Bet, Abu Hasna was involved in seizing humanitarian aid entering the Gaza Strip and distributing it to Hamas operatives. The statement claimed that Abu Hasna was involved in “integrating extensive activity of the various Hamas units, was in contact with the field operatives of Hamas and directed them.”