Gaza received 17-truck aid from Egypt on Sunday as Israel intensified strikes on the Palestinian enclave, facing a “catastrophic” humanitarian situation in the war sparked by a bloody Hamas attack.
The assistance delivery across the Rafah crossing on Sunday was the second such operation in two days, following the arrival of 20 trucks on Saturday.
Given the “catastrophic” humanitarian situation in Gaza, the UN estimates that approximately 100 trucks per day are required to cover the needs of 2.4 million Gazans.
Hamas terrorists surged into Israel from the Gaza Strip on October 7 and killed at least 1,400 people, predominantly civilians, who were shot, maimed, or burned to death on the first day of the raid.
It was the bloodiest attack on civilians in Israeli history, and it occurred towards the end of the Sukkot religious holiday.
According to the Hamas-run health ministry, Israel’s retaliatory air campaign has killed around 4,600 Palestinians, mostly civilians.
According to local authorities cited by the UN, more than 40% of Gaza’s housing has been damaged or destroyed, and Israel has cut off food, water, fuel, and electrical supplies.
Tens of thousands of Israeli troops have gathered around the enclave in preparation for a ground attack.
The military spokesman, Daniel Hagari, stated that Israel expanded its attacks overnight and killed “dozens of terrorists” in and around Gaza City, including the deputy leader of the Hamas rocket network.
As fears of a larger conflict grew, Iran warned that the region might spiral “out of control,” and the Pentagon sought to beef up its soldiers in the region.