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Israeli protesters block aid trucks convoy for Gaza amid heavy bombardments

Palestinians line up for food in Rafah, Gaza Strip, on Nov. 30, 2023. (Photo by AP)

Israeli protesters have stopped aid trucks from entering the Gaza Strip, as the besieged enclave is under the regime's heavy bombardments.

On Tuesday, the Israeli protesters set up tents at the Kerem Shalom crossing, blocking aid trucks bound for Gaza.

The crossing, which is located on the border with Egypt, has been used by the Israeli regime forces to inspect aid trucks before they can enter the besieged Palestinian territory.

Despite the severe restrictions imposed by the Israelis, which only allowed a limited amount of food and medical items to enter Gaza, many Israelis still oppose allowing any humanitarian relief to reach the two million civilian population trapped there.

Since early October, the Tel Aviv regime has cut the free flow of water, food, fuel, and power to the Gaza Strip, placing restrictions on the international aid sent to the region.

The prevention of aid convoys came as aid agencies like UNRWA are struggling to help Gazans under the incessant Israeli bombardments.

Over a dozen countries, including the US, suspended funding for UNRWA following Israeli accusations about the involvement of 12 of the agency’s 30,000 staff members in the October 7 operation by the Gaza-based Palestinian Hamas resistance group.

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said last week that defunding the UN Palestinian refugee agency would have dreadful results.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that cutting the funds allocated to UNRWA would entail “catastrophic consequences” for people in Gaza.

“No other entity has the capacity to deliver the scale and breadth of assistance that 2.2 million people in Gaza urgently need.”

The WHO chief also said the World Health Organization was facing continued “extreme challenges” in propping up Gaza's health system. “Over 100,000 Gazans are either dead, injured, or missing and presumed dead.”

Hitherto, the Tel Aviv regime has killed at least 27,585 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured 67,000 others.

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