Relief Trucks Finally arrive from Egypt into Gaza

Trucks carrying humanitarian aid have entered Gaza, marking the first time since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas conflict.
UN humanitarian aid
UN humanitarian aidReuters

Live footage shows UN vehicles bearing white flags crossing through the Rafah border from Egypt into Gaza.

Earlier, Hamas released its first hostages since launching a major surprise attack on Israel two weeks ago. Among the released hostages were Judith and Natalie Raanan, a mother and daughter who were part of the approximately 200 individuals who had been abducted. Natalie's half-brother expressed his "overwhelming" joy at their release.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that Israel is working to secure the release of more hostages while maintaining its commitment to continue the conflict until achieving victory. Israel continued its airstrikes on Gaza overnight.

The aid convoy is reaching Gaza after two weeks of conflict initiated by Hamas, resulting in the deaths of over 1,400 individuals. Palestinian authorities report that more than 4,000 people in Gaza have lost their lives during this period.

Leaders from Arab and European nations are convening in Egypt to discuss the ongoing crisis. However, the prospects for a successful resolution are uncertain as key stakeholders like Iran and Israel may not participate.

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