Egyptian volunteers gather next to a truck carrying humanitarian aid as it drives through the Rafah crossing from the Egyptian side, on Sunday. Reuters
A total of around 19 trucks carrying medical and food supplies had been inspected by the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), the UN's Palestinian refugee agency, the sources said.
Also during the day, the first fuel trucks since war erupted between Hamas and Israel entered the Palestinian enclave, an official at the Rafah crossing and an AFP journalist said. Six trucks with fuel to power generators at two hospitals crossed from Egypt, the UNRWA and an Egyptian source told AFP.
The first convoy of 20 trucks of badly needed supplies entered Gaza on Saturday.
This aerial view shows humanitarian aid trucks arriving from Egypt after having crossed through the Rafah border. AFP
Israel imposed a total blockade and launched air strikes on Gaza in response to a deadly attack on Israeli soil by Hamas on Oct.7. The Rafah crossing had been out of operation since shortly afterwards, and bombardments on the Gaza side had damaged roads and buildings.
Egyptian aid workers celebrate as an aid truck crosses back into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip. AFP
UN officials say a higher continuous pace of at least 100 trucks a day would be required in Gaza to cover urgent needs. Before the outbreak of the most recent conflict, several hundred trucks had been arriving in the enclave daily.
Aid trucks arrive from Egypt after having crossed through the Rafah border crossing in Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip. AFP
UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths told Reuters on Saturday that work was underway to develop a "light" inspection system, whereby Israel could check the shipments but ensure a sustained flow.
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Seventy-six wounded Palestinians and 335 foreigners or dual-nationals were allowed to cross from the Gaza Strip for Egypt, an Egyptian official at the Rafah crossing said.
Jawaher Al Aqraa says it will be a "miracle" if she survives the Gaza war but in the meantime, she is singing to "block out" the roar of Israeli fighter jets over the Palestinian territory.
"Everyone was telling me, it's ok and to have faith, this is our destiny and we have to accept it," Suwar Safi said, adding: "We did not get the chance to experience that joy."
Dr Bu Abdullah, a prominent figure in the healthcare sector, recently visited Baheya Hospital Sheikh Zayed, the first hospital in Egypt dedicated entirely to the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
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