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Israel continues efforts to increase aid entering Gaza

Over 160,000 liters of fuel and diesel, hundreds of pallets of humanitarian aid via the floating pier, and over 1,000 humanitarian aid trucks through the Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings.

Israel continues efforts to increase aid entering Gaza

Yesh Atid voters reject Lapid's condemnation of blocking trucks

A new survey shows that among soldiers who voted for Yesh Atid, a significant percentage do not approve of party leader Yair Lapid's stance on the delivery of humanitarian supplies to Gaza.

Yesh Atid voters reject Lapid's condemnation of blocking trucks

Police use water cannons against activists blocking aid trucks

At least 20 activists arrested as over 100 block aid trucks heading into Gaza from Mitzpe Ramon area.

Police use water cannons against activists blocking aid trucks

Police brutality against protesters blocking aid convoys

Severe violence was inflicted last night by the police on youths during the blocking of aid trucks to Gaza on Route 1.

Police brutality against protesters blocking aid convoys

US Defense Secretary:

'US troops at Gaza pier may be fired at and return fire'

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin tells Congressional committee American forces helping build pier for aid off of Gaza coast can shoot back if they are fired on from Gaza.

'US troops at Gaza pier may be fired at and return fire'

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American pier established off the coast of Gaza

The US Central Command released the first photos of the American pier built off the coast of Gaza in coordination with Israel.

American pier established off the coast of Gaza

Report:

British troops could be tasked with delivering aid to Gaza

With US troops refusing to come ashore in Gaza, troops from a third nation would be needed to move the supplies from the floating pier to the coast.

British troops could be tasked with delivering aid to Gaza

Report:

Leaked doc. claims Israel in violation of aid commitments to US

USAID officials sent a report to the State Department saying that Israel is not honouring the requirement for US arms deals that it allow humanitarian aid efforts.

Leaked doc. claims Israel in violation of aid commitments to US

IDF joins US initiative to expand aid to Gaza

IDF collaborates with Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (JLOTS) initiative of the US, which will create an enhanced ship to shore distribution system to increase the flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza.

IDF joins US initiative to expand aid to Gaza

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Israel rebuilding border crossing to allow additional aid to Gaza

The 'Tzav 9' protest movement claims that the Erez crossing is being rebuilt only to allow more supplies to be delivered to Gaza.

Israel rebuilding border crossing to allow additional aid to Gaza

WFP flour trucks enter Gaza from Ashdod port for 1st time

Eight World Food Program trucks of flour entered the Gaza Strip from the Ashdod Port today.

WFP flour trucks enter Gaza from Ashdod port for 1st time

Despite lack of reciprocity:

Israel increases humanitarian gestures in Gaza

COGAT leads humanitarian efforts in Gaza, opening two more bakeries in northern Gaza, continuing work on the Bani Suheila water pipeline, and transferring 126 trucks to northern Gaza.

Israel increases humanitarian gestures in Gaza

Despite escalations, IDF repairs water line to benefit Gazans

IDF repairs water line in Khan Yunis area, opens new 'Northern Crossing'; efforts continue to enable the entry of humanitarian aid to residents of the Gaza Strip.

Despite escalations, IDF repairs water line to benefit Gazans

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Protestors block aid trucks heading into Gaza

Security forces drag away family members of terror victims during protest against entry of aid trucks into Gaza without the return of the hostages.

Protestors block aid trucks heading into Gaza

IDF constructing new land crossing to facilitate Gaza aid

'Northern Crossing to enable more aid to flow directly to civilians in the areas that have been challenging for trucks to access,' IDF says.

IDF constructing new land crossing to facilitate Gaza aid

New record number of aid trucks enter Gaza

468 aid trucks enter Gaza today, setting new record one day after previous record of 419 trucks was set.

New record number of aid trucks enter Gaza

Erdogan's revenge:

Turkey to act against Israel for denying aid to Gaza

Turkey has announced a series of steps against Israel was announced after Israel refused President Erdogan's request to transfer humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

Turkey to act against Israel for denying aid to Gaza

Highest number of aid trucks since war enter Gaza today

Today, 419 humanitarian aid trucks passed through the Kerem Shalom and Nitzana border crossings.

Highest number of aid trucks since war enter Gaza today

Deaths of WCK employees:

Israel likely to approve external investigation

Defense officials intend to cooperate with external organizations wishing to conduct independent investigations into the deaths of humanitarian aid workers in Gaza, report says.

Israel likely to approve external investigation

Six Months Later:

IDF summarizes half a year of war

IDF statistics show thousands of terrorists killed, targets destroyed, and operational hours logged on every front.

IDF summarizes half a year of war

Ben-Gvir:

Vote on aid to Gaza was stolen

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir claims that the vote to allow increased humanitarian aid to Gaza was held in his absence to prevent him from objecting.

Vote on aid to Gaza was stolen

IDF concludes investigation into strike that killed aid workers

IDF publishes findings of investigation into airstrike that killed World Central Kitchen employees in Gaza. Among the measures: dismissal of two officers, and reprimand of two commanders.

IDF concludes investigation into strike that killed aid workers

MK Danon:

We made a mistake when we listened to the US on the war in Gaza

MK Danny Danon, member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, says Israel changed its modus operandi in Gaza - and now the world says the war is taking too long.

We made a mistake when we listened to the US on the war in Gaza

Death announcement claims: Aid worker was killed in Jewish attack

Parents of World Central Kitchen employee Jacob Flickinger criticize IDF, claim that if strike was a mistake, IDF is 'extremely incompetent.'

Death announcement claims: Aid worker was killed in Jewish attack

Gallant briefs US on deaths of Gaza aid workers

Defense Min. Yoav Gallant briefs US Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin on incident which led to deaths of World Central Kitchen employees, notes daily Iranian attacks on Israel.

Gallant briefs US on deaths of Gaza aid workers

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UK threatens to declare Israel in violation of intl. law

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak threatens in conversation with Netanyahu to declare Israel in violation of international law unless more aid allowed into Gaza.

UK threatens to declare Israel in violation of intl. law

UK summons Israeli Amb. to condemn aid worker deaths

Minister of State for Development and Africa Andrew Mitchell summons Israeli Ambassador to the UK, demands 'quick, transparent investigation' and 'full accountability.'

UK summons Israeli Amb. to condemn aid worker deaths

Following deadly strike:

Aid organizations freeze Gaza operations

Two humanitarian aid groups freeze Gaza operations following deaths of five World Central Kitchen employees.

Aid organizations freeze Gaza operations

COGAT: No limit on aid to Gaza, IPC report filled with errors

COGAT has published a clarification denouncing the recent IPC report that claims Gaza is on the verge of famine as being an inaccurate depiction of reality.

COGAT: No limit on aid to Gaza, IPC report filled with errors

Aid To Gaza:

Violent protest at the 'Kerem Shalom' crossing; 3 arrested

Police forces prevented demonstrators from blocking the aid trucks to Gaza. Three demonstrators were arrested after they interfered with police activity at the crossing.

Violent protest at the 'Kerem Shalom' crossing; 3 arrested

Herzog to Democrats:

'Alliance with America is stronger than ever and irreplaceable'

Israel's President met today with a delegation of US Congressmen and women from the Democratic Party, led by AIPAC.

'Alliance with America is stronger than ever and irreplaceable'

Foreign Minister:

'UN became antisemitic, terror-supporting under Guterres'

Foreign Minister Israel Katz lashes into UN Secretary-General after Guterres visits Egypt, calls line of trucks waiting to enter Gaza a 'moral outrage.'

'UN became antisemitic, terror-supporting under Guterres'

South African Jews 'fight back' on Human Rights Day

As their government aligns with Hamas and Iran, South African Jews turned several Johannesburg suburbs yellow by tying yellow ribbons around trees in support of the Israeli hostages held by Hamas.

South African Jews 'fight back' on Human Rights Day

Israel Prize:

HR expert awarded for work publicizing Hamas crimes

Dr. Cochav Elkayam-Levy, head of the Civil Commission on October 7 Crimes by Hamas Against Women and Children and a human rights law expert at Hebrew University, was awarded the Israel Prize in the field of Solidarity (Arvut Hadadit) for her work to raise worldwide awareness of the atrocities committed by the Hamas terrorist organization on October 7.

HR expert awarded for work publicizing Hamas crimes

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Israel creates secret plan for Gaza aid distribution

Plan for Gazans distributing humanitarian aid, assuming leadership at war's end, sparks backlash from Hamas and Israel's War Cabinet.

Israel creates secret plan for Gaza aid distribution

Netanyahu:

'Victory is within reach'

Prime Minister Netanyahu met with AIPAC members today and reassured them that Israel must, can, and will achieve victory, for the good of the whole world.

'Victory is within reach'

Netanyahu advisor:

'We can, and must, win in Rafah'

Ophir Falk, an advisor to the Prime Minister, explains why the world's pressure to stop the offensive in Gaza is both unfounded and counterproductive.

'We can, and must, win in Rafah'

Due to war in Gaza:

Muslim leaders boycott White House invitation

A joint letter from more than forty leaders called for action instead of more meetings, including an end to support for Israel.

Muslim leaders boycott White House invitation

Terrorists fire on Gazans waiting for aid convoy

IDF says gunmen shot at civilians waiting for convoy of 31 aid trucks whose entry into Gaza Israel facilitated.

Terrorists fire on Gazans waiting for aid convoy

IDF prepares for maritime humanitarian aid to Gaza

For the first time, the IDF has completed preparations to allow humanitarian aid to reach Gaza from the sea.

IDF prepares for maritime humanitarian aid to Gaza

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Six aid trucks enter Gaza through road paved by IDF

In first, UN World Food Program uses IDF-paved road to access northern Gaza directly, bringing aid to around 25,000 Gazans.

Six aid trucks enter Gaza through road paved by IDF

8 Senators demand Biden stop giving Israel weapons

7 Democratic Senators and Bernie Sanders write to US President accusing Israel of limiting amount of humanitarian aid allowed into Gaza and demanding US stop providing weapons until Israel changes policy.

8 Senators demand Biden stop giving Israel weapons

Foreign Minister Katz:

'USA supports war goals'

Foreign Minister Israel Katz stated that despite criticism, the US still supports the war in Gaza, and its alliance with Israel will carry on.

'USA supports war goals'

Bennett responds to Biden:

'Real problem with humanitarian aid is Hamas'

Former PM rejects US President's accusation that Israel is using humanitarian aid as a "bargaining chip" when Hamas steals the aid and sells it at massively inflated prices.

'Real problem with humanitarian aid is Hamas'

Netanyahu opposes:

Defense echelon moving to arm Gazans

Defense echelon aiming to arm civilian Gazans who do not support Hamas, so that they can secure the humanitarian aid distribution.

Defense echelon moving to arm Gazans

Biden expected to announce new Gaza port for aid

US President reportedly to announce construction of offshore port for Gaza to increase humanitarian aid at State of the Union address later.

Biden expected to announce new Gaza port for aid

International pressure on Israel:

Humanitarian route to Gaza to open this weekend

International pressure with results: this weekend Israel is due to open a direct humanitarian route from its border to the northern Gaza Strip.

Humanitarian route to Gaza to open this weekend

UN officials blame Israel for aid crush deaths

UN Special Rapporteurs, including Francesca Albanese, falsely accuse Israel of shooting dead 112 people in last week's incident when many Gazans were crushed while swarming humanitarian aid trucks.

UN officials blame Israel for aid crush deaths

Human Rights Organizations:

Iran executed more than 800 people in a single year

The number has grown with international attention on Gaza and the regime attempting to suppress protests against the country's religious laws.

Iran executed more than 800 people in a single year

Jewish group: 10% to be laid off due to budget cuts

American Jewish World Service, operating in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, to lay off 10% of staff and exit 3 countries where it has provided aid.

Jewish group: 10% to be laid off due to budget cuts

Israeli Businesswoman:

'We need to flood Gaza with food'

Businesswoman Shoham Teller, who has led commercial projects in Gaza, suggests a way to prevent another instance of a mob swarming humanitarian aid trucks.

'We need to flood Gaza with food'

Gazan reveals: What do US aid packages contain?

In addition to four nutritious meals, aid packages include candies. A Gazan videoed the package.

Gazan reveals: What do US aid packages contain?

IDF facilitates dozens of air drops of aid into Gaza

IDF says over 450 packages of food and medical aid were distributed through 21 airdrops to the Gaza Strip in recent weeks in coordination with Jordan, France, the UAE and Egypt.

IDF facilitates dozens of air drops of aid into Gaza

IDF Spokesman:

'IDF did not fire on Gaza aid convoy'

IDF Spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari presents new video showing IDF tanks securing aid convoy retreating as mob stormed the convoy.

'IDF did not fire on Gaza aid convoy'

White House:

'Trampling incident shows need for more aid'

US says it is looking into incident where Gazans swarmed aid trucks, leading to mass trampling and accusations of a massacre by the IDF, says it proves need to expand humanitarian aid.

'Trampling incident shows need for more aid'

Report:

Canada will also airdrop aid into Gaza

As US considers airdropping humanitarian aid into northern Gaza, Canadian government says it will begin airlifting aid into Gaza in the next week.

Canada will also airdrop aid into Gaza

Israel limits UNRWA aid shipments

The majority of aid to Gaza is now being directed to other organizations.

Israel limits UNRWA aid shipments

Police prepare to clear border crossing

The Israel Police have prepared significant additional forces to clear the border crossings for humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Police prepare to clear border crossing

Soldiers beat anti-Gaza aid protesters

Minor protesters demonstrating against allowing humanitarian aid to reach Gaza suffered physical injury and property damage.

Soldiers beat anti-Gaza aid protesters

Munich Security Conference:

Foreign Ministers call to increase aid to Gaza

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, alongside the Foreign Ministers of India and germany, said that Israel's attempts to ease humanitarian suffering in Gaza have been insufficient.

Foreign Ministers call to increase aid to Gaza