At least 570 aid trucks await Israeli inspection to enter Gaza from Egypt

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Hundreds of aid trucks are lined up to cross Egypt border to enter Gaza on Wednesday, reports CNN, citing an Egyptian source.

Ayman Walash, director of Egypt’s foreign media center said at least 572 trucks are waiting on the road connecting the Egyptian Rafah crossing and Nitzana crossing for Israeli inspection.

The Israeli inspection of each truck takes hours, Walash said, underscoring the long process it takes for aid coming through Egypt to reach Gaza.

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Other aid trucks were already able to enter Gaza today. Three fuel trucks, which delivered a total of 129,000 liters of diesel – along with four trucks carrying cooking gas – arrived in the enclave on Wednesday. Additionally, seven more fuel trucks are waiting at the gate for entry.

Walash also shared that nine Palestinians, who were injured in Gaza, arrived Egypt for medical treatment.

Meanwhile, Germany has increased its humanitarian aid towards Gaza Strip by an additional $19.7 million, the German Foreign Ministry said. It added that the country’s goal is to prioritise the civilians basic needs such as water, food, clothing, and medicine. The addition in aid  for Gaza will bring the European country to a total of almost $196 million, noted spokesperson Sebastian Fischer.