UN calls for lifting Israel siege on Gaza

The United Nations on Monday called on Israel to lift its crippling siege of the Gaza Strip adding that support for Palestinians must continue until a solution is reached for the crisis, Anadolu reported. In a press conference held in the UN headquarters, spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, St├ęphane Dujarric, said that the call for lifting the siege was made by Ursula Mueller, the UN assistant secretary-general for humanitarian affairs. Mueller made her call after completing a six-day visit to the Palestinian territories and Israel. Dujarric reported Mueller saying that the international community "must" continue offering "regular" and "sustainable" assistance to the Palestinians until an "applicable" political solution is reached. READ: UN expert praises ICC war crimes probe on … Continue reading UN calls for lifting Israel siege on Gaza