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33 aid trucks entered Gaza Sunday – UN

The UN said on Monday that 33 aid trucks entered the Gaza strip on Sunday, the largest convoy to the war-ravaged Palestinian territory since deliveries began.

The United Nations humanitarian organisation (OCHA) said these trucks were carrying water, food, and medical supplies and had gone through the Rafah border crossing with Egypt.

“This is the largest delivery of humanitarian aid since 21 October, when limited deliveries resumed,” OCHA said early Monday.

Around 117 trucks entered Gaza since the beginning of the Israeli aggression, which has limited deliveries to the crowded Palestinian territory of 2.4 million people.

Before the siege, around 500 trucks carrying aid and other goods entered Gaza every day, the UN added.

The Israeli strikes have killed more than 8,000 people, half of who are children, the Palestinian health ministry said.

More than 51 percent of buildings have been flattened, and more than half the population is now displaced.

UN chief Antonio Guterres warned that “the world is witnessing a humanitarian catastrophe”.

OCHA said that “a much larger volume of aid is needed on a regular basis to prevent further deterioration in the dire humanitarian situation, including civil unrest”.

“In particular, entry of fuel to operate medical equipment and water and sanitation facilities is urgently required.” it added.

Israel has blocked all fuel deliveries, giving the excuse that it would be exploited by Hamas to manufacture weapons and explosives.

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