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Cyprus reported the resumption of humanitarian aid supplies to Gaza.

Cyprus reported the resumption of humanitarian aid supplies to Gaza.

The supply of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip via the sea corridor through Cyprus, interrupted due to the death of humanitarian workers, has resumed. This was confirmed to reporters by a government representative of the island state.

According to him, on Friday evening the ship “Jennifer” with food on board left the port of Larnaca in the direction of Gaza. How many tons of cargo are on board is not indicated. It is known that humanitarian aid was provided by the authorities of the United Arab Emirates.

In early April, aid supplies to Cyprus’ Amalthea plan were interrupted due to the deaths of World Central Kitchen staff.

On March 8, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced in Larnaca the opening of a maritime humanitarian corridor for aid supplies to Palestine. This idea has been persistently promoted by the President of Cyprus for several months. A logistics center capable of receiving up to 200 thousand tons of cargo will be deployed in Larnaca, where the sea and air harbors of Cyprus are located.

The administration of Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides believes that three key factors speak in favor of the Cyprus Amalthea plan: the island state’s geographic proximity to the enclave, the presence of the necessary infrastructure to receive cargo and strategic relations with neighboring countries. Israel insists on its participation in ensuring control over the flow of humanitarian aid. US President Joe Biden said Washington would build a temporary pier in the Gaza Strip to receive cargo delivered to the enclave by sea.