AMMAN (Reuters) - The Jordanian army's military field hospital in Khan Younis in Gaza was badly damaged on Wednesday by Israeli shelling in the vicinity of the building, and the army said it held Israel "fully responsible for a "flagrant breach of international law."
A hospital staff member was injured and would be flown back to Jordan for treatment while a patient was hit with shrapnel, the army said in a statement.
The government will take all the measures necessary as a result of the aggression," the statement said, without elaborating.
The Israeli military could not immediately be reached for comment.
The kingdom, which has been among Arab neighbours pushing Israel to allow more aid, is the only country that airdrops aid to Gaza, channelling it through these two medical facilities.
Jordan, Suleiman Al, Khalidi, Andrew Cawthorne, Bernadette BaumOrganizations:Hamas, Food ProgrammeLocations:AMMAN, Jordanian, Khan Younis, Gaza, Israel, Jordan, channelling
RIYADH (Reuters) - The World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday it had paused general food distribution in north Yemen due to limited funding and disagreement with local authorities over how to focus on the poorest there.
The fighting has abated over the last two years, easing what the United Nations has described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
The WFP had already reduced rations in Yemen since 2022 due to critical funding gaps and global inflation that followed Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The agency said it would continue other programmes, including nutrition and school feeding programmes to limit the impact of the decision.
General food distribution would continue with a focus on the neediest in the areas controlled by the Saudi-backed government, it said.
Aziz El Yaakoubi, Bernadette BaumOrganizations:Reuters, Food Programme, United Nations, WFPLocations:RIYADH, Yemen, Iran, Saudi, Aden, Ukraine
Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty ImagesAcclaimed artist Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye is providing four million meals to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help people in Gaza, the UN's body has said.
Tesfaye, who is a UN Goodwill Ambassador, has directed $2.5 million from his XO Humanitarian Fund towards WFP humanitarian efforts in Gaza, according to WFP's statement Friday.
The WFP didn't indicate when the aid could reach Gaza.
His XO Humanitarian Fund, which was established in partnership with WFP USA in 2022, has raised $5 million to date.
The first $2.5 million of the fund went to support emergency food assistance to women and children in Ethiopia, and the rest will be allocated to the Gaza response, according to the statement.
Samir Hussein, Abel, Tesfaye, Corrine Fleisher, ”Organizations:United Nations, Food Programme, UN Goodwill, Fund, USALocations:London, Gaza, Ethiopia
Here is a rundown of what some U.N. agencies call a "humanitarian catastrophe" enveloping the tiny Hamas-ruled enclave of 2.3 million people.
Since limited deliveries resumed on Oct. 21, at least 450 trucks have entered Gaza carrying food, water and health supplies.
FOOD AND WATERGaza residents are facing severe water shortages.
The only functioning mill in Gaza remains unable to grind wheat due to a lack of electricity and fuel, OCHA said, and eleven bakeries have been hit in the conflict.
The U.N. aid chief said 'some progress' had been made in talks on letting fuel into Gaza, although no shipments have been confirmed.
Mohammed Fayq Abu Mostafa, OCHA, Emma Farge, Toby ChopraOrganizations:Hamas, REUTERS, Rights, UNRWA, World Health Organization, WHO, Indonesian, United Nations, Israel, Food, ThomsonLocations:Israel, Palestinian, Gaza, Rafah, Egypt
As of Monday morning, 118 aid trucks with food, water and medical supplies have entered Gaza through the Rafah crossing.
The Israel military says there are fuel supplies in Gaza being held by Hamas which are not being distributed for humanitarian purposes, CNN reported.
Gaza cannot produce food or clean water without electricity or fuel.
The power plant ran out of fuel two weeks ago, and the country has had to rely on generators for electricity.
The 140-square-mile enclave, blockaded by Israel since 2007, relies heavily on imported fuel and electricity to run all its services.
Israel, Khan Younis, DeirOrganizations:CNN, United Nations Relief, Works Agency, UN, Hamas, World, World Health OrganizationLocations:Gaza, Rafah, Israel, Khan, Gaza’s, Deir al, Qatar
The first convoy of relief trucks begins to enter the Gaza Strip from the Egyptian side of the Rafah crossing, in Rafah, Gaza, on Oct. 21, 2023.
A full surrender of the Palestinian group Hamas and the return of Israeli hostages could end Israel's war in the Gaza Strip, Israel Defense Forces spokesperson Jonathan Conricus told ABC Radio Melbourne.
Meanwhile, additional medical supplies from the World Health Organization have entered the Gaza Strip, the organization's director-general said early Monday.
On Saturday, the first 20-truck convoy carrying food, water and medicine entered the besieged Palestinian enclave for the first time since the start of the war.
Cindy McCain, the director of the United Nations World Food Programme, said 40 more are expected today.
Jonathan Conricus, Cindy McCainOrganizations:Hamas, Israel Defense Forces, ABC Radio Melbourne, World Health Organization, United Nations, FoodLocations:Gaza, Rafah