Hundreds of vehicles carrying aid are waiting to be allowed into Gaza to bring in vital supplies. US President Joe Biden has secured an agreement with Egypt to allow up to 20 lorries to enter the territory. Aid agencies are warning that far more will be needed. UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths said about 100 lorries a day will be required.
On Oct 7, Hamas launched an attack on Israel which killed more than 1,400 people. Israel is continuing to heavily bomb Gaza, and the health ministry in Gaza has said more than 3,700 people have been killed in Israeli strikes. – Oct 20, 2023