“It is genocide and it needs to stop.” – Northern Ireland First Minister

TRT World  Saturday, April 27, 2024

1441 GMT –– The first minister of Northern Ireland has expressed her solidarity with the people of Palestine and said what is happening in Gaza is “genocide and needs to stop.”

In an interview with Anadolu news agency, ahead of the National March for Palestine in London, Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill said she is proud to be at the rally in solidarity with the people of Palestine.

“It’s great to see thousands of people again to be on the streets to call an end to the slaughter of the Palestinian people,” she said.

“We’re all witnessing in horror, the devastation of Gaza, the devastation of the people of Gaza and it is genocide, and it needs to stop,” she underlined.

O’Neill stated that the international community needs to “make it stop.”


1415 GMT –– Everyone in Gaza drinking unsafe water: Health Ministry

Everyone living in Gaza is drinking unsafe water, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

“Because of the closure of the public health laboratory and the inability to test drinking water, all citizens of the Gaza Strip are drinking unsafe water that puts their lives at risk,” said the ministry in a statement.

The ministry attributed this to Israel’s refusal to allow the use of chlorine or any alternative for treating drinking water.

Also, the accumulation of waste in the streets and the camps could lead to spread of disease, the ministry warned.

On Wednesday, cases of meningitis and hepatitis were detected, the ministry said.


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