Ninety humanitarian aid trucks and four natural gas trucks enter Gaza on Wednesday

Ahram Online , Wednesday 3 Jan 2024

A total of 90 trucks carrying humanitarian aid and four trucks transporting natural gas entered the Gaza Strip through the Rafah and Karm Abu Salem crossings on Wednesday, Egypt's Al-Qahera News channel reported.

An aid truck returns after unloading humanitarian aid at Egypt Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip on December 4, 2023. Photo: AFP


Some 200 people with dual citizenship crossed from the Rafah crossing into Egypt, the channel added.

Additionally, 15 injured Palestinians crossed into Egypt to receive medical treatment at Egyptian hospitals.

Israel continues its war against Gaza for the 13th week, with truce talks reportedly halted after the assassination of a Hamas leader in Beirut by an Israeli drone.

Israel has put the Gaza Strip under a complete blockade since 7 October, cutting off all food, water, fuel, and medical supplies.

Egypt has since been facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid coming from different destinations through the Rafah crossing -- which is the only direct point with Gaza -- and recently through the Karm Abu Salem crossing as well.

Following international pressure, Israel opened the Karm Abu Salem crossing, on the border between Israel, Gaza, and Egypt, and only about 3 km from Rafah, to accelerate the delivery of aid into the war-torn Strip.

Egypt's Ministry of Health and Population said on Monday it has thus far received over EGP 354 million ($11.5 million) in aid from Arab and foreign governments and international and local organizations to support its efforts in providing medical care to Palestinians in Gaza.

The ministry added that it has examined 23,400 injured cases at the Rafah border crossing since the onset of the Israeli war on Gaza.

At least 22,313 Palestinians were killed and 57,000 injured since the beginning of the Israeli aggression against Gaza on 7 October, the Palestinian health ministry reported.

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