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A humanitarian aid convoy from Egypt enters Gaza

This would be the first time that Egypt has sent aid to the Palestinian territory since Israel took over the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing twenty days ago.

A humanitarian aid convoy entered the Strip this Sunday Gaza from Egypt through the Israeli-controlled Kerem Shalom Pass.

Around 200 trucks moved from the Egyptian side of the border crossing with Rafah, closed since early May by Israeli military forces when they took over the Palestinian side of the terminal, to the Kerem Shalom crossing, Telesur notes.

This would be the first time Egypt has sent aid to the Palestinian territory since Israel seized the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing twenty days ago.

The Egyptian network Al Qahera News broadcast images of dozens of trucks queuing in Egyptian territory before moving towards Kerem Shalom, as well as four tankers with fuel as they entered the crossing.

According to the Egyptian Red Crescent, the humanitarian convoy consists of four tankers and 80 trucks with food, and they did not rule out that throughout the day the number of trucks sent to Kerem Shalom will reach between 200 and 300.

“The trucks, each carrying between 15 and 20 tons of food, will be delivered to the United Nations on the Palestinian side,” said a source from Egypt's Crossings Administration.

Hundreds of humanitarian aid trucks have been stranded in Egypt without being able to enter the Gaza Strip since May 7, when Israel took the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing.

The shipment of aid from Egypt comes at a time when Cairo is preparing to begin a new round of negotiations to reach a truce in the Gaza Strip that would allow the exchange of hostages for Palestinian prisoners and the increase in humanitarian aid to the Palestinian territory.

sourceTelesur

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