Rafah: Second aid convoy enters Egyptian side of Rafah crossing en route to Gaza

CAIRO: A second convoy of assist vans entered the Egyptian aspect of the Rafah border crossing on Sunday, heading in direction of the Gaza Strip, based on Egyptian safety and humanitarian sources at Rafah.
A complete of round 19 vans carrying medical and meals provides had been inspected by UNRWA, the UN’s Palestinian refugee company, the sources mentioned.
The primary convoy of 20 vans of badly wanted provides entered Gaza on Saturday.
Israel imposed a complete blockade and launched air strikes on Gaza in response to a lethal assault on Israeli soil by Hamas on Oct. 7. The Rafah crossing had been out of operation since shortly afterwards, and bombardments on the Gaza aspect had broken roads and buildings.
UN officers say the next steady tempo of a minimum of 100 vans a day could be required in Gaza to cowl pressing wants. Earlier than the outbreak of the latest battle, a number of hundred vans had been arriving within the enclave every day.
UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths advised Reuters on Saturday that work was underway to develop a “mild” inspection system, whereby Israel might verify the shipments however guarantee a sustained movement.

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