Warehouses containing necessities like soap and bread were looted, according to the UN Relief Agency for Palestinians (Unrwa).
The information is released as Israel steps up its military campaign in Gaza against Hamas.
According to the UN, hundreds of buildings have been damaged and more than half of the 2.4 million people who live in the Strip have been forced to flee.
against October 7, Hamas terrorists from Gaza started unprecedented attacks against Israel, resulting in the deaths of over 1,400 people and the kidnapping of 230 hostages.
Since then, Israel has been attacking Gaza and, more recently, conducting ground operations there; according to the Palestinian Health Ministry, which is controlled by Hamas, over 8,000 Palestinians have died there.
According to Unwra, Saturday’s attack targeted its second-largest depot, which is in the middle Gaza Strip’s Deir al-Balah neighborhood and houses the majority of the humanitarian aid that the UN delivers.
Following the storming of this and many other storage facilities in the center and south of Gaza, people grabbed flour, wheat, and hygiene kits, according to the agency.
The BBC was informed by Abeer Etefa, a senior UN World Food Program (WFP) official, that the raids on warehouses were “expected” due to the “difficult conditions facing people.”
“People are fundamentally hungry and in a desperate situation,” she remarked.
According to the AFP news agency, several of the displaced Gazans who seized goods from the UN warehouses claimed they had “no flour, no aid, no water, not even toilets.”
Abdulrahman al-Kilani, a resident of Gaza, stated: “Our houses were destroyed.” Nobody is interested in us. We are appealing to everyone on the planet. Every foreign power is opposed to us. We wouldn’t have done this if we didn’t require assistance.
Since Hamas’s onslaught, very little aid and no fuel have been permitted to reach Gaza. Israel claims to be worried that Hamas may utilize the supplies to prolong the fighting.
However, officials on Sunday suggested that Israel may permit additional aid to enter the Gaza Strip in the days to come.
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari announced in a social media video statement that humanitarian supplies from Egypt and the US would be extended into Gaza on Sunday. He did not provide any other details.
Ahmed Abu Zeid, a spokesperson for Egypt’s foreign ministry, charged that Israel was “obstructing” assistance supplies by enforcing onerous security procedures.
Meanwhile, Gaza’s situation was becoming more dire by the hour, according to UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
“More than two million people are being continuously bombarded while being denied access to basic necessities like food, water, shelter, and medical treatment. They have nowhere safe to go. The head of the UN urged everyone in charge to pull back from the edge.