Aid Lorries are Queuing Up
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi agreed to send relief up to 20 trucks across the Rafah border after US president Joe Biden confirmed the relief operation one day before.
Rafah – A border crossing in Egypt’s Sinai desert that lies south of Gaza. There are two other border crossings out of Gaza, which are fully under Israeli control, and both are now closed.
As a result, this border route to Egypt is now the only hope for Gaza refugees. However, after the start of the Israel-Gaza war, the border was closed by Egypt and it was being discussed for the past few days.
On October 7, Hamas attacked Israel through the Erez border in northern Gaza. After this incident, Israel declared the border closed until further instructions.
As a result, the Rafah border is now the only land route for civilians to leave Gaza. Rafah is now also important for sending humanitarian aid to Gaza.
Egypt’s foreign ministry said that a plane carrying humanitarian aid for Gaza had already arrived at Al-Arish airport in North Sinai.
Dozens of lorries carrying fuel and humanitarian aid are also waiting to enter Gaza near the Rafah border.