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thecradle | Israeli army fires on UN convoy in Rafah, kills foreign aid worker, 13 May
The Israeli military shot and killed a foreign NGO worker and wounded another on 13 May in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, local authorities reported. The two aid workers were in a UN vehicle clearly displaying the UN flag and logo when they came under Israeli fire.

The video of the targeted vehicle showed multiple bullet holes had pierced the windows....

thejournal.ie Israeli settlers block and loot food convoy as President Higgins condemns attacks on aid for Gaza (14.05.24)
It was not the first time Israelis have blocked aid access to Palestinians at checkpoints and border crossings since the latest war on Gaza began in October. This latest example occurred at the Tarqumiya checkpoint west of Hebron in the Occupied West Bank. Once again, soldiers stood by and watched. President Michael D Higgins denounced the incident at the Tarqumiya checkpoint in a statement issued today, in which he also condemned the Israeli targeting of aid convoys in Gaza.
by Cat on Wed May 15th, 2024 at 07:05:14 PM EST
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thecradle | West Bank settlers set fire to trucks mistaken for Gaza aid shipments, 17 May
the Times of Israel reported on 17 May.
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In a statement, the army said the settlers attacked the Israeli driver of the truck at a junction outside the Kochav Hashahar settlement, northeast of Ramallah, before lighting the truck on fire. Soldiers provided medical treatment to the Israeli driver while working to fend off the mob. The army said the extremists responded with violence toward the soldiers.

In a separate incident, dozens of rioting settlers protesting aid to Gaza hurled rocks at Palestinian cars at the Tapuah Junction south of the West Bank city of Nablus. Israeli police responded with tear gas and stun grenades. Haaretz reported that one of the Israelis was lightly wounded after being hit by a car whose Palestinian driver was attempting to escape from the mob....

ft | Pier opens for Gaza aid as US warns of 'imminent famine', 17 May
The first humanitarian aid arrived in Gaza by sea via a US-built floating pier on Friday as shipments over land have frequently been impeded by Israeli restrictions and protests by members of the country's far right.
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On Thursday night, a truck believed to be carrying aid to Gaza was stopped on a West Bank highway and set on fire by far-right Israeli protesters. Three Israeli soldiers were injured while attempting to provide medical care to the driver and disperse people, said the Israeli military. Israeli media reported that it was at least the fourth such attack on a Gaza aid convoy crossing Israeli territory from Jordan or the West Bank since late last week.

Far-right Israeli finance minister Bezalel Smotrich wrote to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, demanding "clarifications" about aid being supplied directly from the West Bank and Israel for Gaza. He claimed the supply of aid via this route violated previous cabinet decisions.

"We must defeat Hamas—renewing trade with Gaza is not the way," Smotrich wrote.

by Cat on Fri May 17th, 2024 at 10:56:09 PM EST
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