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81 trucks carrying humanitarian aid entered the Gaza Strip on Friday.

81 trucks carrying humanitarian aid entered the Gaza Strip on Friday.

On Friday, 81 trucks carrying humanitarian aid entered the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom and Rafah checkpoints, which is “woefully insufficient,” the Times of Israel writes, citing the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

“The amount of aid remains woefully inadequate… this is an impossible situation for the people in the Gaza Strip… the fighting must stop,” the newspaper quoted the OCHA statement as saying.

It is noted that the Israeli side, according to its own statements, manages to inspect hundreds of trucks a day before they enter the enclave, and the delay is allegedly due to the fact that UN workers do not have time to do their work at the same pace. The latter, in turn, according to the newspaper, blame the Israeli army for the impossibility of massive delivery of aid to the Gaza Strip in connection with its air and ground operations in the enclave.

It is noted that during the truce period, 200 trucks entered the Gaza Strip every day, and before the escalation, about 500 trucks with aid.