Palestinian medical sources announced Sunday that 50 children are suffering from malnutrition and starvation in the north of the Gaza Strip.

Medical sources at Kamal Adwan Hospital in Jabalya camp reported that roughly 50 undernourished children have been confirmed in one week only, with the specter of famine haunting the Strip. The sources added that signs of malnutrition in children have been recorded with a limited medical service being resumed amid shortage of fuel compounded by the catastrophic situation in the Strip.

The United Nations World Food Program said that 9 out of 10 children in the Gaza Strip suffer from acute food poverty.

The catastrophic situation in the Strip, specifically in the north, is exacerbated by the closure of Rafah and Kerem Shalom border crossings after the remaining food items ran out amid shortage of aid. And the Israeli occupation forces keep closing Rafah and Kerem Shalom border crossings for the 34th consecutive day.

Over 37 children were martyred during the Israeli aggression due to starvation in a number of hospitals in the Strip, particularly at Kamal Adwan Hospital where nearly 30 children were martyred.

The health system in Gaza is the prime target of the Israeli occupation, with the medical personnel trying to resume health services with a minimum threshold for the Palestinians in the north of the Strip.
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