Humanitarian aid to Gaza via Egypt may start reaching from Friday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi have reached an agreement for it.
“Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi and American President Joe Biden have agreed on the sustainable delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip via the Rafah terminal,” Egyptian presidential spokesperson Ahmed Fahmy said in a statement.
A day back Netanyahu announced Israel will not stop humanitarian aid reaching Gaza. He also assured visiting US President Joe Biden that Israel will do everything possible to ensure Gaza civilians stay out of harm’s way in their war against Hamas in the blockaded region.
Biden said that during the meeting with Netanyahu, the two leaders agreed on allowing 20 aid trucks waiting on the Egyptian side of Rafah border crossing to enter Gaza.
Israel has declared war against Hamas and blocked all entry of food, water, medicine and fuel to Gaza following the brutal October 7 attack by Hamas.