Two years after Israel’s brutal bombardment of Gaza, the population still suffers under a merciless embargo that has prevented its people from recovering. Lord Warner of the UK House of Lords had this to say of their condition:
UNICEF estimate that at least 373,000 children. nearly half of Gaza’s children, are need specialized psychosocial support. Gaza’s children have been condemned through no fault of their own to a future without hope, a groundhog day of perpetual misery, in an environment that the United Nations has predicted will be uninhabitable by 2020.
So my first question to the minister is does the government accept the UN assessment of the timetable for Gaza becoming uninhabitable and what discussions is it having with the israeli government and the international community about collective action to prevent an impending humanitarian disaster in Gaza, especially for its children?