Mohammed Abed Agence France-Presse “A much larger volume of aid is needed on a regular basis to avoid a further deterioration of the dire humanitarian situation, including civil unrest,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its daily report on the war between Israel and Hamas.
Thirty-three trucks of humanitarian aid entered Gaza on Sunday via the Rafah crossing point on the border with Egypt, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.
This is the largest convoy to enter the besieged Palestinian territory since the limited resumption of humanitarian aid delivery on October 21, the UN office said.
“While this increase is welcome, a much larger volume of assistance is needed on a regular basis to avoid a further deterioration of the dire humanitarian situation, including civil unrest,” OCHA said in its daily report on the war between Israel and Hamas.
“The urgent entry of fuel to operate medical equipment and water and sanitation facilities is particularly necessary,” the report continues.< /p>
Israel blocked all fuel deliveries, saying Hamas would use them to make weapons and explosives.
Humanitarian aid convoys to Gaza, subject to an Israeli blockade since 2007 and Hamas's rise to power, were interrupted after the Palestinian Islamist movement's bloody attack on Israel on October 7, which killed more than 1,400 people, mostly civilians.
In retaliation, the Israeli army launched a military offensive against the Palestinian territory, which killed more than 8,000 people, mostly civilians, according to Hamas.
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A total of 117 trucks of humanitarian aid have been able to enter Gaza since October 21, said the OCHA, a majority of them (70) containing medical equipment. 60 contained food and nutritional products, and 13 trucks contained water and sanitation equipment.
Before the siege, some 500 trucks carrying aid and other goods entered the area each day. the Gaza Strip.
Thousands of buildings have been razed in this overpopulated territory of 2.4 million inhabitants, more than half of whom have been displaced.
Before d Arriving in Rafah, trucks are inspected at the Nitzana crossing between Israel and Egypt, about 40 km from Rafah, OCHA said.
According to a senior US government official who speaking on condition of anonymity on Sunday, “Israel has committed to adjusting the screening process to be able to process 100 trucks per day.”