UN says 61 trucks deliver aid in northern Gaza

Vans carrying humanitarian support enter the Gaza Strip by way of the Rafah crossing with Egypt on November 25, 2023 (Mohammed ABED)

The United Nations on Saturday stated 61 vehicles carrying medical provides, meals and water had delivered their payloads in northern Gaza, as a pause in preventing permits support to enter the besieged coastal territory.

One other 200 vehicles had been dispatched to the Gaza Strip from Nitzana, Israel, the UN Workplace for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stated in an announcement, with 187 of them having made it previous the border by the early night native time.

Eleven ambulances, three coaches and a flatbed have been delivered to Al-Shifa hospital, which had seen heavy preventing in latest days, “to help with evacuations,” the assertion stated.

“The longer the pause lasts, the extra support humanitarian businesses will have the ability to ship in and throughout Gaza,” it added, thanking the Palestinian and Egyptian Purple Crescent teams.

The day prior, when a brief truce between Israel and Hamas started with the intention to facilitate the hostage and prisoner trade, a complete of 137 vehicles had delivered support in Gaza, based on the UN.

“We welcome the discharge of extra hostages immediately and renew our name for the speedy and unconditional launch of all hostages,” the OCHA stated.

“And we hope the discharge of extra Palestinian detainees brings reduction to their households and family members.”

Exchanges continued into early Sunday, native time, with Hamas anticipated to free a complete of fifty hostages through the four-day truce in trade for 150 Palestinian prisoners, below an settlement brokered by Qatar, Egypt and the US.

Hamas fighters snatched round 240 individuals after they broke by Gaza’s militarized border with Israel on October 7, killing about 1,200 Israelis and foreigners, based on Israeli authorities.

Following the deadliest assault in its historical past, Israel launched an air, artillery and naval bombardment alongside a floor offensive to destroy Hamas, killing practically 15,000 individuals, principally civilians and together with 1000’s of kids, based on the Hamas authorities in Gaza.

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