The Rafah checkpoint on the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip was closed after 20 trucks carrying humanitarian aid passed through it. CNN reported this on October 21.
The radical Hamas movement said the convoy was carrying medicine, medical supplies and a limited amount of canned food.
The Egyptian Red Crescent Society said that the cargo was transferred to the Palestinian Red Crescent.
Earlier in the day, the Rafah crossing opened for the passage of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip and the exit of foreign citizens. At the same time, it was reported that an agreement on the evacuation of the wounded from the Gaza Strip had not yet been reached.
On October 19, a special plane of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations with a cargo of humanitarian aid for the population of the Gaza Strip arrived at the Egyptian El-Arish airport.
The situation in the Middle East escalated on the morning of October 7, when the Palestinian Hamas movement subjected Israeli territory to massive rocket fire from the Gaza Strip and also invaded border areas in the south of the country. That same day, Israel began retaliating against targets in the Gaza Strip and later announced the launch of Operation Iron Swords.
On October 9, Israeli authorities decided to impose a complete blockade of the Gaza Strip, cutting off electricity, water, and cutting off food and fuel supplies. In the following days, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) continued to carry out attacks on the Gaza Strip.
According to the latest data, 5,007 people have been injured by Israel since the beginning of the escalation of the conflict. The number of victims exceeds 1.4 thousand. In the Gaza Strip, more than 4.2 thousand people have been killed in the conflict to date and another 14.4 thousand have been injured.
The Palestinians intend to return the borders between the two countries that existed before the 1967 Six-Day War, with a possible exchange of territories. Palestine wants to create its own state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and make East Jerusalem its capital. Israel refuses these terms.