| 23 February 2024, Friday |

Aid trucks enter Gaza from Egypt as four-day truce comes into effect

Shortly after a four-day truce took effect, Reuters TV footage displayed aid trucks starting to enter the Gaza Strip from Egypt through the Rafah border crossing on Friday.
Two of the trucks, representing Egyptian organizations, sported banners that said, “Together for Humanity.”

Another said: “For our brothers in Gaza.”
The temporary ceasefire began on Friday with the militants set to release 13 Israeli women and child hostages later in the day and aid begins to flow into the besieged enclave.

The truce – the first in the near seven-week-old war – began at 7 a.m. (0500 GMT), involving a comprehensive ceasefire in north and south Gaza, and was to be followed by the release of some of the more than 200 hostages taken by Hamas during the Oct. 7 attack inside Israel, mediators in Qatar said.

A number of Palestinian prisoners, including women and children, held in Israeli prisons were to be freed in exchange.

  • alarabiya