UN stops delivery of food and supplies to Gaza as communications blackout hinders aid coordination

Palestinians ride donkey carts Friday during the ongoing Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip in Khan Younis. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair)

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip — The United Nations was forced Friday to stop deliveries of food and other necessities to Gaza and warned of the growing risk of widespread starvation after internet and telephone services collapsed in the besieged enclave because of lack of fuel.