On Friday, 230 trucks should enter the Gaza Strip, the Qatari Al Jazeera television reported, citing a spokesman for the administration of the Rafah border crossing. It is through this border crossing with Egypt that aid reaches the Gaza Strip, ČTK summarizes.
Reuters reported that about an hour and a half after the start of the temporary ceasefire, the first two Egyptian trucks entered the Gaza Strip through Rafah with the inscriptions “For our brothers in Gaza” or “Together for humanity”.
The ceasefire observed since Friday morning is the first break in the fighting that broke out after the brutal attack by Hamas militants on Israel on October 7.
According to the BBC, around 200 trucks should enter the Gaza Strip every day of the cease-fire. They are supposed to bring medical supplies, medicines, food and water. The COGAT office of the Israeli Defense Ministry, which is in charge of civilian activities in the Palestinian territories, said that Israel will allow tankers with 130,000 liters of fuel and four trucks with cooking gas to enter each day of the ceasefire, the AP agency quotes.
The fuel and gas will be for UN humanitarian organizations that need them to deliver aid. According to the BBC, hospitals in the south are also to receive them and it is to be guaranteed that they do not fall into the hands of Hamas.
News from the battlefield
The expected four-day ceasefire, which has come into force, calls for a recapitulation of the Israeli operation in Gaza. In the last ten days the Israelis advanced deeper into the city. But the pace was slower than in the first half of the month.