Third convoy of humanitarian aid trucks that entered this morning through the Rafah border crossing from Egypt to the Gaza Strip, according to reports. Reuters a humanitarian worker and two security sources. Aid deliveries began on Saturday, after disputes over aid inspection procedures and the bombing of Gaza made supplies unavailable. held in Egypt.
Rafah This is the main border crossing into and out of Gaza that is not the border with Israel. Since the Zionist State imposed a “total siege” to the enclave in retaliation for an attack by Hamas militants on October 7, Rafah became the gateway to the little aid that arrived: 34 trucks between Saturday and Sunday. The number of trucks on Monday was “like every day of the weekend,” according to sources, so the arrival of 17 cars about.
But UN officials warn that it is necessary 100 trucks every day to cover the essential needs of Gaza, where 2.3 million people live and stocks of food, water and fuel are running low. Consequently, the third convoy of trucks that arrived at the Strip only provided the 17% of the required supply to cover the current population.
Israel invades Gaza
This morning, implemented by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). “limited attack” in Gaza with the goal of “gathering information about the hostages” and “killing terrorist cells preparing for the next phases of the war.” Israel assures that this is not the beginning of a land invasion on a large scale, at least one Israeli soldier was killed and three wounded in the Strip. “Armored and infantry forces” were used in these raids.
The Palestinian group Hamas admitted on Sunday that his fighters were facing what he described as a penetrated armored force somewhere in southern Gaza and destroyed some Israeli military equipment. Israel has not commented on these losses. In a televised press conference outlining Israel’s latest moves on the ground, Israel’s top military spokesman, Rear Admiral Daniel Agarialso said it was confirmed that 222 people They were taken hostage during a cross-border attack by Hamas on October 7.
🔻 IDF operational activity in northern Israel overnight:
– Our forces struck Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure in Lebanon, including a military compound and an observation post.
– 4 Hezbollah terrorist cells operating on the border with Lebanon were struck.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 23, 2023
“During the night there were attacks by tanks and infantry forces. These attacks kill squads of terrorists who are preparing for the next phase of the war,” he said, describing the raids that went “deep” into Gaza, and that these raids “also search and find anything we can get to those intelligence terms on missing persons and hostages.”
Hagari asserts that these interventions aid understanding where they gathered the terrorists, the terrorists are organizing themselves in anticipation of the next phase of the war. And our task is to reduce these threats. “always” reinforced.
The Brigades Izz al-Deen al-Qassamthe armed wing of Hamas, said in a statement issued on Sunday that its forces were dealing with an armored force that had infiltrated east of Jan Yunis, in the southern region of Gaza, and that the fighters returned to their base. “The fighters engaged the infiltrating force, destroyed two bulldozers and a tank and forced the force to retreat, before returning. safe and sound to the base,” the statement said. Israel had no immediate comment on the destruction of Israeli material or vehicles.