Truck carrying aid bound for Gaza
Truck carrying aid bound for GazaAtia Mohammed/Flash90

The convoy of 20 trucks which entered Gaza through the Rafah Crossing with Egypt on Saturday were not checked for weapons, the New York Times reported.

The convoy was supposed to be carrying food, water, and medical supplies.

According to IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari, no fuel was brought into Gaza on the trucks, NYT added.

However, according to the NYT, the first 20 trucks were not inspected for weapons, as Israel demanded they be.

The site added that Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the United Nations secretary general, said that future aid convoys entering Gaza "will need to be inspected," and that "there are scores of aid trucks still waiting on the Egyptian side of the border."

The Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) responded: "At the request of the US government, humanitarian aid including only water, food, and medical equipment was brought into the southern Gaza Strip through the Rafah Crossing in Egypt."

"All of the equipment was checked before it entered Gaza. We emphasize that Israel has the ability to ensure that nothing was brought in or out other than the items mentioned above."

Following the COGAT statement, NYT erased their previous report.