Hamas estimates that the aid convoy represents only 3% of Gazans’ daily needs
The Ministry of Health in Gaza, under the control of Hamas, insisted this Saturday that the first convoy of 20 humanitarian aid trucks that entered this morning through the Rafah crossing brought with it an insufficient amount of material to cover even one day. of the population of the enclave.
In a statement, the Ministry assured that the convoy comprised only 3 percent of what entered the Gaza Strip daily for health and humanitarian needs before the start of the war against Israel on October 7.
According to the Egyptian authorities at the Rafah crossing, of the 20 trucks that passed through the crossing, 13 were carrying medicines and medical instruments, five were carrying food and two were carrying drinking water. These 20 trucks are a far cry from the 600 that cross the Rafá pass every day.
Similarly, Hamas protested the decision of the Israeli Army to prevent the entry of fuel into Gaza, understanding that “excluding fuel from humanitarian aid would endanger the lives of the sick and wounded and the continuity of services.” rescue”.
“Hospitals in the Gaza Strip,” Hamas added, “have completely exhausted their resources due to the lack of the most basic emergency treatment components, including fuel.”
“Bed occupancy in hospitals in the Gaza Strip exceeded 150%, and hospitals were forced to set up many tents to accommodate the wounded and sick” while seven hospitals and 25 health centers the left is due to lack of fuel,” the Ministry emphasized.