Iran sent 60 tons of humanitarian aid to Egypt to be transferred to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing, Anadolu Agency reports. The very important aid consignment included food, medical supplies and medicines.
The aid was sent from Tehran Airport to Egypt in coordination with the Iranian Red Crescent Society. Earlier today, a humanitarian convoy, which comprises 20 trucks, began to enter the Gaza Strip from the Egyptian side of the Rafah crossing, the first since the armed conflict broke out between Israel and Palestinian group Hamas on October 7, 2023.
Gaza is experiencing a dire humanitarian crisis, with no electricity, while water, food, fuel, and medical supplies are running out. On top of the crisis, Israel demands evacuation of 20 hospitals in northern Gaza.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an immediate humanitarian cease-fire to ease the epic human suffering and war crimes committed.
At least 16.000 Palestinians, including children and women have been killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza, while the figure stands at more than 1,400 people in Israel.
Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point News 2023.