200 Humanitarian Aid Trucks Entering Gaza
Jerusalem, 26 November, 2023 (TPS) -- A convoy of 200 trucks delivering humanitarian aid has entered the Gaza Strip through Egypt’s Rafah border crossing, Israeli authorities announced on Sunday.
According to Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), the trucks, carrying water, food and medical supplies — were first inspected at the Nitzana border crossing between Israel and Egypt before continuing on to the Rafah crossing.
COGAT is a unit within the Israeli Defense Ministry that coordinates civilian issues between the Israeli government, the Israel Defense Forces, international organizations, diplomats, and the Palestinian Authority.
Dozens of truck and six ambulances are earmarked for northern Gaza, COGAT said, even though civilians in that part of area were warned to evacuate before Israel launched its ground invasion.
A temporary four-day ceasefire between Israel and the Hamas terrorist organization went into effect at 7 a.m. on Friday.
As part of the deal approved by the Israeli Cabinet on Wednesday, Hamas is to release 12 to 13 hostages each day of the truce. The release of every additional 10 hostages will result in one additional day in the pause in combat.
Under the agreement, the Israel Defense Forces is to refrain from using surveillance drones in Gaza for six hours each day of the ceasefire. Israel will also allow fuel to enter the Strip during that time and dramatically increase the volume of goods permitted into the enclave.
At least 1,200 people were killed in Hamas’s attacks on Israeli communities near the Gaza border on Oct. 7. Another 240 men, women, children and soldiers were taken back to Gaza as hostages. Some people remain unaccounted for as Israeli authorities continue to identify bodies and search for human remains.