Monday Briefing – The New York Times

The U.N. warned that deaths of children and infants in Gaza were likely to “rapidly increase” if food and medical supplies were not sent immediately, days after an aid delivery into the enclave turned into a disaster.

The U.N. has warned that many Gazans are on the edge of famine, and some aid agencies have stopped distribution in northern Gaza because of risks there.

The convoy that arrived in Gaza City on Thursday ended in devastation. More than 100 Palestinians were killed as thousands gathered around trucks of food and supplies, Gazan health officials said. Accounts of what happened diverged sharply. The Israeli military said that many of the victims had been trampled, though it acknowledged that troops had opened fire after feeling threatened by the crowd. The Gazan health ministry called the episode a “massacre” by Israeli forces.

Two more aid convoys organized by the Israeli government and Palestinian businessmen went into Gaza over the weekend. One of the convoys was mostly emptied by desperate Gazans before making it to Gaza City. The U.S. also began airdropping aid, which some aid experts said was insufficient.

Moscow is seeking to suppress information about Aleksei Navalny, in life as in death.

Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, has not said a word in public about Navalny, the opposition leader who died in an Arctic prison two weeks ago. Russian state television has been almost equally silent. And on Friday, as thousands gathered in Moscow for Navalny’s funeral, state news ignored it altogether.

The approach is not new. For years, Putin refused to say Navalny’s name, state television barely mentioned him and the authorities barred him from running in the 2018 election.

But even without the power of television, Navalny managed to make a name for himself in Russia using the internet, which continued to be the way millions of Russians followed news of his death and funeral. His online presence undermined the Kremlin’s suggestions about his irrelevance, even as Russia’s coercive apparatus went after him with increasing ferocity.

A striking 61 percent of the voters who supported Joe Biden in 2020 now believe he is “just too old” to lead the United States effectively, according to a new poll by The New York Times and Siena College. The misgivings about the president’s age, which cut across generations, gender, race and education, pose a deepening threat to his re-election bid.

Voters have not expressed the same anxieties about Donald Trump, who, at 77, is just four years younger than Biden. Their likely rematch would make them the oldest presidential nominees in history.

The tiny island of Alderney feels like a peaceful haven in the English Channel. But reminders of World War II hide behind many of the island’s quiet corners.

The Nazis ran four camps on Alderney during the war, and it is not clear how many people died there. A report due this spring is meant to offer answers, but not everyone who studies Alderney’s past believes it will.

Lives lived: Iris Apfel’s brash bohemian style knocked the socks off the fashion world and inspired an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She died at 102.

Jerseys for the small Irish soccer team the Bohemians are being sold far and wide, but it’s not because of a star player or the team’s outstanding success. Instead, many fans are drawn to the Bohemians because of the team’s politics.

In a studiously apolitical sport, the Bohemians have become a commercial success by leaning unapologetically to the left. The team’s embrace of activism has captured the hearts and minds of a congregation of fans across the world, diffused by geography but united by common priorities.

Cook: Chashu is a Japanese adaptation of char siu, or Chinese barbecued pork, that’s typically served atop a bowl of steaming ramen.

Swell: Pants are widening, again.

Stream: The documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune” chronicles the “Dune” adaptation that never happened.

Read: “The Hunter” — Tana French’s new thriller, which is the sequel to “The Searcher” — follows a former police officer from Chicago who settles in a remote village in Western Ireland.

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