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Israel Says 322 Aid Trucks Entered Gaza on Sunday, Highest Number Since War Started

The Defense Ministry body that coordinates Israeli activity in Palestinian territories said that 322 aid trucks entered the Gaza Strip on Sunday, April 7, the highest one-day total since the beginning of the war.

The Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) emphasized that Israel places no limit to aid that can enter the Strip, but the boost in transfers on Sunday appears to be a result of mounting international pressure on Israel to improve the humanitarian situation in the enclave.

According to COGAT, 70 percent of the trucks entering Gaza on Sunday carried food. Meanwhile, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and US Ambassador to Israel Jack Lew toured the IDF’s new Humanitarian Coordination and Deconfliction Cell on Sunday, which was established earlier this week as part of a series of steps to improve the situation of Palestinians in Gaza.

“As we work to achieve the goals of this war, namely the destruction of Hamas and the return of the hostages, we recognize the importance of facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza,” Gallant said during the tour.

According to a Defense Ministry statement, the humanitarian coordination cell was established in order to “enable key partners to work closely in order to facilitate the delivery of aid in a manner that will enable the IDF to continue operating against Hamas terrorism, while also ensuring the security of aid workers.” (TOI / VFI News)