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Op-Ed video: 'Palestinians are eating animal feed, that's why we're airdropping aid'

As famine and disease set in, British activist Sarah Wilkinson outlines the #AirDropAidForGaza campaign's attempts to deliver food, water and relief to Palestinians in northern Gaza

British activist Sarah Wilkinson has said the #AirDropAidForGaza campaign is crucial for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Palestinians trapped in the most northern parts of Gaza who are surviving on animal feed and having to boil seawater to drink.

Speaking to Middle East Eye, the veteran Palestine campaigner said the situation was dire in northern Gaza where famine is looming and disease is spreading rapidly.

"In northern Gaza there is no humanitarian aid trickling through, there's none," Wilkinson said.

"We listened to a Palestinian teenager who was talking about eating grass. They're boiling up seawater. They're eating animal feed - which I believe now even that's running out. It's loaded with hormones which make organs swell and it's it's not for human consumption.

"So we knew that Palestinians in the north, the real north were not getting any of the humanitarian aid that was trickling through in the centre through the Karem Abu Salem crossing (called Kerem Shalom in Israel) or through Rafah."

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With cooperation from Israel, Jordan has conducted around 11 airdrops on Gaza in the past four months, dropping medical supplies to field hospitals it runs in the enclave.

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