Fuel trucks raising UN flag depart from Gaza toward Egypt through Karm Abu Salem border crossing: Reports

Ahram Online , Monday 16 Oct 2023

Fuel trucks raising the UN flag have started departing from the Gaza Strip toward Egypt through the Karm Abu Salem border crossing between Egypt, Gaza, and Israel, according to various media reports.

Fuel trucks
Snapshot Al Arabiya TV


The Karm Abu Salem border crossing, which is under the joint jurisdiction of Egypt, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority, allows the entry of goods only.

Palestinian and Egyptian sources reported on Monday morning that a 5-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the south of the Gaza Strip would take effect at 9am local time on Monday morning to allow for the entry of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip and the evacuation of foreign citizens from the strip.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu denied an agreement was reached.

Hamas also denied an agreement was reached.

Meanwhile, the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza remains closed.

Tens of trucks carrying humanitarian aid and medical supplies are waiting on the Egyptian side of the border crossing to deliver aid to 2.3 million Palestinians.

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