IDF Halts Operations in Rafah to Allow Aid to Reach Gaza

The IDF stopped operations in the Al-Jneina neighborhood of Rafah in southern Gaza in order to facilitate humanitarian aid movement. The pause lasted from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) reported that four tankers carrying cooking gas entered Gaza to keep vital humanitarian infrastructure active. In addition, 65 trucks with 1,330 tons of food, 11 trucks with 165 tons of shelter equipment, 18 trucks with 355 tons of medical supplies, and 13 trucks with 195 tons of goods entered the Strip last Thursday. Since the start of the war, a total of 12,561 trucks carrying 230,900 tons of humanitarian aid have entered Gaza. Furthermore, 15 bakeries supply Gazans with more than two million breads, rolls, and pitas and are operational. COGAT stated that, with its facilitation, the number of operational bakeries in Gaza had increased from ten to fifteen in just two weeks.