China calls on Israel to immediately lift blockade, allow supply flow to Gaza

United Nations, Nov 11 (UNI) Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Zhang Jun called on Israel to immediately lift the blockade of Gaza and allow the flow of livelihoods supplies to the enclave.

“We call on Israel to immediately lift the blockade and completely remove restrictions on livelihoods supplies, especially fuel deliveries to humanitarian and medical institutions and livelihood facilities,” Zhang said during a meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday.

China is also advocating for the utilization of all crossings into Gaza as soon as possible, including the Kerem Shalom border crossing at the junction of the Gaza Strip–Israel border and the Gaza–Egypt border, Zhang added.

As of today, only one border crossing, the Rafah crossing, is open for humanitarian traffic and those civilians who are willing to depart the Gaza Strip in the direction of Egypt.

Earlier on Friday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that the work of the Rafah checkpoint on the border of Egypt and the Gaza Strip was blocked and Moscow has been in contacts with Israel, Egypt and Palestinian representatives to solve the problems in order to evacuate its citizens. This is second time the Rafah crossing has been closed this week alone.

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