On Saturday, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society announced that an additional 53 aid trucks successfully entered the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing with Egypt. The aid trucks brought in vital supplies, including medicine and medical tools, food, water, and other relief supplies that are significantly needed to attend to the urgent requirements of the people affected by the conflict in Gaza.
Since the entry of aid trucks began on October 21, a total of 904 trucks have been allowed to enter Gaza. However, the number is still not enough to fully address the immense needs of those affected by the Israeli aggression in the area. It is important to note that the Israeli army is still blocking the entry of fuel into Gaza.
The Israeli 16-year blockade on Gaza used to allow the entry of 500 trucks of goods daily, including 45 fuel trucks. However, since the spike of violence in Gaza on October 7, the supply of basic commodities, including fuel which is extremely crucial for hospitals, has been severely limited. Precisely, Israel has been launching relentless air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip, including healthcare facilities, residences, and religious places, since the Palestinian resistance group, Hamas, made a cross-border attack.
Disturbingly, statistics show that at least 11,078 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting, including over 4,500 children and more than 3,000 women. On the other hand, the official number of Israeli casualties is nearly 1,200.