Israel will allow the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza from Egypt. About it reports Sky News channel with reference to the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The office said in a statement that food, water and medicine for civilians would be allowed to flow from Egypt to southern Gaza. However, it is noted that “Israel will not allow the delivery of humanitarian aid from its territory” while Hamas continues to hold hostages. Any attempts to supply humanitarian aid that reaches Hamas will be suppressed.
The office clarifies that the decision was made “in light of President Biden’s request.” The start date for deliveries has not yet been announced.
US President Joe Biden visited Israel October 18. During his visit to Israel, he promised allocate $100 million for humanitarian assistance to 1 million Palestinians forced to flee their homes. Biden also showed U.S.-Israel solidarity by telling Israelis, “You are not alone.” In total, his visit lasted less than eight hours.
On October 7, the Palestinian group Hamas attacked Israel. In response, the Israel Defense Forces launched Operation Iron Swords. The Israeli government announced that the country had entered a state of war. The Israeli military regularly attacks Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.