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Is Israel using food deprivation as a war tactic?

Israel’s assault on Gaza has left hundreds of thousands of Palestinian residents facing catastrophic food insecurity.

More than half a million people in Gaza are facing catastrophic food insecurity amid Israel’s war on Gaza, according to the World Food Programme and other UN agencies.

Is Israel using food deprivation as a tactic of war?


Adrian Finighan


Alex de Waal – Author of, Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine

Mads Gilbert – Doctor of emergency medicine with experience working in Gaza’s health sector

Riham Jafari – Communication and advocacy coordinator for ActionAid Palestine