Egypt Red Crescent to deliver aid to Gaza

As an occupier, Israel controls the coastal waters around Gaza.

Egypt Red Crescent to deliver aid to Gaza

The Egyptian Red Crescent said on Sunday it would send five trucks carrying food and medical aid to the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

Mohamed Orabi, the head of the organisation in North Sinai, said the trucks were loaded with 40 tonnes of flour, 20 tonnes of rice and some medical supplies.

An Egyptian official at the Rafah border crossing with the coastal strip said Egyptian authorities had agreed with Israel to allow the trucks in on Monday.

Israel imposed its blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Aid groups have warned of a humanitarian disaster in Gaza if the blockade is not lifted.

Egyptian authorities have prevented scores of activists, mainly from the opposition Muslim Brotherhood, from delivering aid to the Gaza Strip.

A boat carrying international activists delivering medical aid docked in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after sailing from Cyprus, braving an Israeli naval blockade of the territory.

As an occupier, Israel controls the coastal waters around Gaza.

Reuters

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