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UN negotiating to send 2nd humanitarian aid convoy to Gaza on Sunday

The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Martin Griffiths, announced that the UN is in negotiations to send a second humanitarian aid convoy to the Gaza Strip on Sunday.

Griffiths said in an interview with Reuters on Saturday: “We are currently negotiating this matter. Tomorrow we may receive another convoy, and it may be a little larger, from 20 to 30 trucks.”

The Director of the Regional Emergency Program at the World Health Organization, Richard Brennan, announced a goal of delivering up to 100 trucks of humanitarian aid to Gaza daily through the Rafah crossing in Egypt, as reported by CNN.

Trucks carrying humanitarian aid entered the Gaza Strip from the Rafah border crossing with Egypt on Saturday.

Israeli media reported that the process of trucks entering the Gaza Strip took place under Israeli-American-Egyptian supervision and control.

The head of the government media office in Gaza Salama Maarouf confirmed that the aid convoy entered on Saturday, consisting of 20 trucks, loaded with water, canned food, medicine and medical supplies.

Maarouf noted that the aid convoy is much less than what Gaza Strip needs in normal conditions, when more than 500 trucks were entering the Strip daily loaded with various needs.

The Gaza Strip has been subjected to Israeli land, sea and air bombardment since Hamas and other Palestinian factions launched operation “Al-Aqsa Flood” on October 7.

The “Al-Aqsa Flood” was met with the Israeli “Iron Swords” operation, as the Israeli army launched raids on Gaza Strip, which is inhabited by more than two million Palestinians who suffer from deteriorating living conditions, as a result of an ongoing Israeli siege since 2006.

The death toll from the Israeli bombing amounted to about 4,475 dead and more than 14,000 wounded in the Gaza Strip.

On the Israeli side, more than 1,400 people were killed, including 306 officers and soldiers, while Hamas captured more than 200 Israelis.

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