20 trucks with humanitarian aid enter Gaza through Rafah border crossing

Xinhua
20 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid entered Gaza on Saturday through the Rafah crossing, after a two-week blockade.
Xinhua
20 trucks with humanitarian aid enter Gaza through Rafah border crossing
Reuters

Egyptian volunteers gather and celebrate with a Palestinian flag next to trucks carrying humanitarian aid from Egyptian NGOs driving through the Rafah crossing from the Egyptian side, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Rafah, Egypt October 21.

20 trucks with humanitarian aid enter Gaza through Rafah border crossing
Reuters

Egyptian volunteers gather with a Palestinian flag next to trucks carrying humanitarian aid from Egyptian NGOs driving through the Rafah crossing from the Egyptian side, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Rafah, Egypt October 21.

Twenty trucks loaded with humanitarian aid entered Gaza on Saturday through the Rafah crossing, the only border crossing between the besieged coastal enclave and Egypt, after a two-week blockade.

The trucks were loaded with medical aid donated by Egypt's institutions of the National Alliance for Civil Development Work and the Egyptian Red Crescent, Aya Ahmed, public relations officer of Life Makers Foundation, told Xinhua.

"Such a limited convoy will not be able to change the humanitarian catastrophe that the Gaza Strip is experiencing," said Salama Maarouf, head of the Hamas-run government media office in Gaza, in a statement sent to Xinhua.

It is important to establish a safe corridor that works around the clock to provide humanitarian aid and allow the wounded to receive appropriate medical care that is lacking in Gaza, Maarouf said.

The latest round of Hamas-Israel conflict started on October 7, when Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israeli military targets and towns adjacent to the Gaza Strip, prompting extensive Israeli airstrikes on Gaza.

The bloody confrontation has killed more than 5,000 people on both sides.

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