This Article is From Oct 22, 2023

Rare Delivery Of Fuel Trucks To War-Torn Gaza As Israel-Hamas War Wages

Six trucks with fuel to power generators at two hospitals crossed from Egypt, the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) and an Egyptian source told AFP.

Rare Delivery Of Fuel Trucks To War-Torn Gaza As Israel-Hamas War Wages

The first aid trucks arrived in the war-torn Gaza Strip from Egypt on Saturday (AFP)


A rare delivery of fuel since war erupted between Israel and Gaza militants Hamas entered the Palestinian territory Sunday, an official at the Rafah crossing and an AFP journalist said.

An AFP journalist saw six trucks enter from stores in Gaza's Rafah crossing with Egypt and a Palestinian official at the crossing confirmed that the trucks were carrying fuel.

The transfer follows a United Nations warning that hospitals and other vital services in the Palestinian territory risked shutting down without fuel deliveries.

Despite the initial delivery, hospitals are still facing dwindling supplies with which to keep power running through generators.

The Hamas-run health ministry on Sunday called on "the owners of gas stations and people who have any quantity of fuel to go to the hospitals immediately and donate it to save the lives of the wounded and sick."

At least 4,651 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in Gaza since Israel launched a bombing campaign in the territory on October 7.

The blistering strikes follow Hamas militants killing more than 1,400 people, mostly civilians, in attacks in Israel.

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