200 aid trucks start entering Gaza via Karm Abu Salem

Ahram Online , Sunday 26 May 2024

Two-hundred aid trucks from Egypt started entering the Gaza Strip through the Karm Abu Salem border crossing on Sunday, reported Al-Qahera News TV channel.

Karm Abu Salem Border Crossing
Karm Abu Salem Border Crossing


The trucks, each carrying 15 to 20 tons of aid, had earlier started moving from the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing to the Karm Abu Salem crossing.

According to Al-Qahera News, the trucks, including food aid and four fuel trucks, will be delivered to the United Nations on the Palestinian side.

Karm Abu Salem crossing sits south of the Rafah crossing and at the junction of two borders -- one between Egypt and Gaza and the other between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

On Friday, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and US President Joe Biden agreed to temporarily facilitate the delivery of aid and fuel to the UN at the Karm Abu Salem crossing until a legal mechanism for reopening the Rafah crossing from the Palestinian side is established.

El-Sisi and Biden's agreement came shortly after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Israel must immediately halt its military offensive and any other action in Rafah and open the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt to allow the entry of humanitarian aid.

In early May, Israel launched its assault on the southern city of Rafah on Gaza’s southern edge, taking over the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt, thus preventing the entry of humanitarian aid to a population facing famine conditions.


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