Aid trucks enter Gaza through new crossingIDF Spokesperson

Following the decision of the Israeli government, the first humanitarian aid trucks transporting food entered through the new Northern Crossing from Israel into the Gaza Strip on Thursday night,

The transport was coordinated by the IDF and COGAT, as part of efforts to enhance the humanitarian aid corridors to the Gaza Strip in general, and to the north in particular.

The IDF noted that the trucks underwent thorough security checks by the security authorities of the Land Crossings Authority of the Ministry of Defense at the Kerem Shalom crossing, and were accompanied by IDF soldiers.

Last week, The Security Cabinet approved an increase in humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.

The statement said that the Cabinet authorized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and Minister Benny Gantz to take immediate steps to increase humanitarian aid to the civilian population in the Gaza Strip.

"This increased aid will prevent a humanitarian crisis and is necessary to ensure the continuation of the fighting and to achieve the goals of the war," the Prime Minister's Office said.

"In light of this, Israel will allow the temporary delivery of humanitarian aid through Ashdod and the Erez Crossing and the increase of Jordanian aid through Kerem Shalom," it added.