Gaza receives largest aid shipment since Israel-Hamas war began

 – Gudstory

Gaza receives largest aid shipment since Israel-Hamas war began – Gudstory

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Gaza received the largest aid shipment on Sunday since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas, as nearly three dozen trucks entered the territory.

The Gaza Health Ministry said the number of Palestinians killed had risen to more than 8,000, mostly women and minors.

Israel has allowed only a small stream of aid to enter.

According to a report by associated Press Citing a spokesman at the Rafah crossing, 33 trucks of aid entered the only border crossing from Egypt.

Citing humanitarian workers, the report also said aid still fell far short of needs, despite thousands of people breaking into warehouses to pick up flour and basic hygiene products.

Thomas White, Gaza director of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, known as UNRWA, said the ransacking of the aid warehouse was “a worrying sign that civil order is beginning to break down after three weeks of war and a tight siege on Gaza Is.” “People are scared, disappointed and desperate.”

On Sunday morning, communications were restored across much of Gaza, after Israeli bombardment described by residents as the most intense of the war had left most of the communications lost late Friday night.

Karim Khan, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, visited the Rafah crossing and described the suffering of civilians as “profound”.

Karim said he has not been able to enter Gaza.

He called on Israel to respect international law but declined to accuse it of war crimes.

He also described Hamas’ October 7 attack as a serious violation of international humanitarian law.

“The burden is on those who aim the guns, missiles or rockets,” Karim said. “These are the saddest days.”

The Israeli military said on Sunday it had struck more than 450 terrorist targets in the past 24 hours, including a Hamas command center and anti-tank missile launching positions.

It said ground forces killed several Hamas militants as they were exiting its extensive network of Gaza tunnels near the Erez crossing, which was the only pedestrian route into Israel before it was destroyed in the fighting.

The Hamas military said its troops clashed with small arms and anti-tank missiles against Israeli troops entering the northwestern Gaza Strip.

(with input from AP)

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Updated: October 30, 2023, 01:22 am IST


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