The latest footage released by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has sparked outrage as it unveils Hamas militants intercepting a humanitarian aid convoy near Al-Amal Hospital in Khan Younes.
In the video, Hamas members are seen violently confronting civilians attempting to approach the aid trucks, wielding batons and firing warning shots into the air to disperse the crowd. Additionally, the footage captures Hamas operatives blocking the path of civilians trying to reach the western humanitarian zone.
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Palestinian sources report that eight trucks carrying essential supplies, including flour and ready-to-eat snacks, were hijacked early in the morning in Rafah, located in the southern Gaza Strip. These trucks were redirected northward due to severe food shortages in that region.
Further reports from Gaza indicate that a significant portion of aid entering the Gaza Strip via Rafah is being looted and resold on the black market.
The incident has sparked widespread condemnation, highlighting the challenges faced by humanitarian organizations in delivering aid to those in need amidst the ongoing conflict in the region. The IDF has called for international attention and action to address the situation and ensure the safe and effective delivery of humanitarian assistance to civilians in Gaza.