A Qatari government delegation visits Gaza to discuss accelerating the flow of humanitarian aid

A Qatari government delegation visits Gaza to discuss accelerating the flow of humanitarian aid

An informed Palestinian source revealed that a Qatari government delegation will discuss today (Saturday) in Gaza the acceleration of the flow of humanitarian aid to the besieged Strip under the humanitarian truce agreement with Israel.

The source told Xinhua News Agency that the Qatari delegation will meet with Palestinian government officials and others at the United Nations on the Palestinian side of the Rafah border crossing with Egypt.

The source explained that the delegation will discuss setting priorities for the entry of humanitarian aid and medical needs, including providing technical mechanisms to increase the number of trucks entered daily.

The Qatari delegation is headed by Minister of State for International Cooperation Lolwah Al Khater, and includes government officials, according to the source.
The temporary truce in the Gaza Strip entered its second day, under which the ceasefire continues and the flow of trucks loaded with relief materials and fuel increases at a greater pace through the Rafah land crossing.

A second batch of Palestinian prisoners and Israeli detainees in Gaza is scheduled to be released under the truce agreement reached by Israel and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) with Qatari and Egyptian mediation.

A Hamas source told Xinhua that the movement had sent the Egyptian authorities the names of 14 detainees in Gaza who will be released later today.

The truce agreement in Gaza stipulates the release of 50 Israeli women and children detained in Gaza in exchange for the release of 150 Palestinian women and children from Israeli prisons, provided that the number of those released will be increased in later stages of implementing the agreement.

The four-day truce also allows the entry of a larger number of humanitarian convoys and relief aid, including fuel designated for humanitarian needs.

A source on the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing told Xinhua that today, 130,000 liters of diesel and 4 trucks loaded with gas are scheduled to enter from Egypt to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing, in addition to the entry of 200 trucks loaded with food supplies, medicines, and water.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Gaza said that it is awaiting today the arrival of 61 trucks loaded with medical materials to northern Gaza.

In this context, Israeli army spokesman Avichai Adraee said in a statement on the (X) platform, “This morning, four solar trucks and four cooking gas trucks were transported from Egypt to the United Nations humanitarian relief organizations in the southern Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing with the approval of the level.” “Political,” noting that the quantities of fuel and cooking gas are allocated to operate vital infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.