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Humanitarian aid starts entering Gaza crossing from Egypt

United Nations Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres (C) speaks outdoors the gate of the Egyptian facet of the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip within the east of North Sinai province on 20 October, 2023. AFP

Vehicles carrying humanitarian help for war-torn and besieged Gaza began passing into the Rafah border crossing from Egypt Saturday, a safety supply and an Egyptian Pink Crescent official informed AFP.

Egyptian state tv confirmed a number of vehicles getting into the gate on the fifteenth day of the conflict between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group which guidelines the Palestinian enclave of two.4 million folks.

Israel has been bombing Gaza since Hamas’ bloody shock assault of seven October.

The Islamist group stormed into Israel from the Gaza Strip and killed not less than 1,400 folks, largely civilians who have been shot, mutilated or burnt to demise on the primary day of the raid, based on Israeli officers, additionally taking greater than 200 folks hostage.

Israel has declared a complete siege on Gaza and reduce off provides of water, electrical energy, gas and meals, creating power shortages.

Rafah is the one route into Gaza that’s not managed by Israel, which agreed to permit help in from Egypt following a request from its high ally america.

Twenty vehicles from the Egyptian Pink Crescent, which is chargeable for delivering help from numerous UN businesses, entered the Egyptian terminal, an AFP correspondent stated.

An AFP journalist on the Palestinian facet of the crossing noticed 36 empty trailers getting into into the terminal and heading in the direction of the Egyptian facet, the place they have been to be loaded with the incoming help.

4 ambulances, two UN autos and two Pink Cross autos have been additionally seen heading into the terminal.

Cargo planes and vehicles have been bringing humanitarian help to the Egyptian facet of Rafah for days, however up to now none has been delivered to Gaza.

UN Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres on Friday visited the Egyptian facet of the crossing to supervise preparations for the help supply.

“These trucks are not just trucks, they are a lifeline,” he stated. “They are the difference between life and death for so many people in Gaza.”



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