Athird convoy carrying desperately needed supplies reportedly entered the Gaza Strip Monday, bringing limited relief to the besieged Palestinian enclave which remains under heavy Israeli bombardment.
This follows 14 trucks carrying critical medical and food supplies that reportedly entered the Gaza Strip in a second convoy late Sunday night, bringing relief.
The United Nations confirmed the second convoy via Gaza’s border crossing with Egypt. Earlier, a convoy of 20 trucks carrying humanitarian aid entered the enclave Saturday in what was the first such delivery since Israel imposed a complete siege of the 2.3 million strong community in response to the devastating Hamas attacks on October 7.
The supplies are crossing over amid continued Israeli bombing of Gaza — including the accidental bombing Sunday of an Egyptian position near the border.
Several Egyptian border guards were reported to be hurt in the incident for which Israel expressed its “sorrow,” saying it was investigating what happened, according to Reuters.
The new batches of aid arrived in Gaza as U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a Sunday phone call, “affirmed that there will now be continued flow of this critical assistance into Gaza,” the White House said in a statement.