A convoy of 20 trucks carrying humanitarian aid, entered the Gaza Strip from Egypt through the Rafah crossing on Saturday after a week of intense negotiations involving the US, Israel, Egypt and the UN.
Under the agreement, only 20 trucks will be allowed today, all deliveries from the Egyptian Red Crescent to the Palestinian Red Crescent organisation. A UN official said that the next convoy might not be allowed to cross until Monday.
The Israeli government has demanded to see proof that the aid deliveries are not seized or diverted by Hamas, before authorising further deliveries.
Palestinian security sources and local eyewitnesses stated that the trucks were filled with medicine and food supplies meant for the people of the Gaza Strip. “The relief aid convoy that is supposed to enter Gaza today includes 20 trucks that carry medicine, medical supplies, and a limited amount of food supplies (canned goods),” said Hamas’s media office, in a statement.
The Egyptian state TV, trucks which were seen waiting for days to enter the area of border crossing from the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt entering the gate after the war between Israel and Hamas entered the 15th day.
World leaders and international government representatives are to attend a peace summit in Cairo today.
Among those expected to attend the international conference to discuss the war between Israel and Hamas, reports Reuters, include the Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, Jordan’s King Abdullah, Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Qatari emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah, the Iraqi prime minister, Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, the EU council president, Charles Michel, and the British foreign secretary, James Cleverly.