In agreement upon a temporary ceasefire deal brokered and implemented last month, the Israeli prime minister’s office has revealed that the opening of the Karem Abu Salem crossing will allow Israel to permit the entry of two hundred trucks of aid per day.
According to Israel, Gaza’s Rafah crossing with Egypt could only facilitate the entry of one hundred trucks per day.
The White House national security adviser Jack Sullivan embraced the significant step, noting that he was informed of the decision before departing Israel.
Sullivan said in a statement that President Biden raised the issue in recent phone calls with Prime Minister Netanyahu, and it was an important topic of discussion during his visit to Israel over the past two days.
The SSA further assured that the United States will continue to work closely with Egypt and other partners on the delivery and distribution of humanitarian assistance through Rafah crossing, and hope that the new opening will ease congestion and help facilitate the delivery of life-saving assistance to those who need it urgently in Gaza.
Meanwhile, a foreign minister in Norway, Riyad al-Maliki stated that Israel’s war on Gaza is aimed at eliminating the presence of Palestinians in the enclave and wiping out the Palestinian people adding that the war also aims to make Gaza uninhabitable.
Riyad al-Maliki, however, called for an immediate and permanent ceasefire and the entry of humanitarian aid into Gaza.