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Gaza: More than 550 aid trucks delivered in 48 hours, not enough for UN, according to Israel

Some 553 aid trucks arrived in the Gaza Strip “for two days” after “thorough security checks”, the Israeli army announced on Tuesday, a number deemed insufficient by the UN. According to the army, 56 food aid shipments were also parachuted into the Palestinian enclave.

The Israeli army, “together” with the Israeli authority responsible for Palestinian civil affairs (Kogat), “continues its efforts to ensure the daily passage of hundreds of trucks carrying food and humanitarian aid to the residents of Gaza,” the army added. statement indicating that 126 trucks arrived in northern Gaza on Monday evening.

“There have been no significant changes in the volume of humanitarian aid flowing into Gaza, nor in the improvement of access to the north” of the enclave, the UN agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) said in a statement.

Goal: 500 trucks per day

According to UNRWA, an average of 181 humanitarian aid trucks have entered Gaza daily through the Rafah and Kerem Shalom crossings since early April, a figure UNRWA estimates is “well below the operational capacity of the two border posts and the target of 500 trucks in a day.

UNRWA coordinates almost all humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip, which has been besieged and devastated by an Israeli offensive since last October that has already killed more than 33,800 people, mostly women and children, according to the Hamas Health Ministry.

The war was sparked by an unprecedented Hamas attack on Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip on October 7 that killed 1,170 people, mostly civilians, according to an AFP report based on official Israeli figures. More than 250 people have been kidnapped and 129 remain held in the Gaza Strip, 34 of whom have died, according to Israeli officials.

Source: Le Parisien

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