Egypt sent an aid convoy of 80 trucks today to the reopened Kerem Shalom crossing from Israel into war-torn Gaza for inspection, according to humanitarian sources in Egypt.
Another 100 trucks were sent to the Nitzana border post, which has been processing all international aid from Egypt’s Rafah border crossing before it is allowed into Gaza.
The IDF says reopening Kerem Shalom will allow it to “double” aid reaching Gaza, as Israel faces mounting pressure for a humanitarian ceasefire.
“Today we screened the first batch of aid trucks for possible Hamas weapon-smuggling at Kerem Shalom before they drove to the Rafah crossing,” government spokesman Eylon Levy says.
“The problem is the bottleneck at the crossing with Egypt and the problem is that Israel is currently inspecting aid quicker than UN agencies on the ground are able to deliver it,” he adds.
Source : Times of Israel