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Desperate scenes in Gaza as aid trucks arrive via US-built floating pier

Desperate Palestinians were filmed clambering onto aid trucks carrying supplies that were delivered via the floating pier built by the US military.

Palestinians rush to aid delivered to Gaza via US-built floating pier

Aid shortages could have ‘apocalyptic’ consequences on Gaza Strip: UN official

The UN’s under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, Martin Griffiths, says the stranglehold on aid reaching Gaza threatens an “apocalyptic” outcome as he warned of famine in the besieged enclave.

“If fuel runs out, aid doesn’t get to the people where they need it, that famine, which we have talked about for so long, and which is looming, will not be looming any more. It will be present,” Griffiths told AFP on the sidelines of meetings with Qatari officials in Doha.

An Israeli incursion into Rafah, launched in the face of international outcry, has deepened an already perilous humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.

Griffith said about 50 trucks of aid per day could reach the hardest-hit north of Gaza through the reopened Beit Hanoon (Erez) crossing.

But battles near the Rafah crossing and the Karem Abu Salem crossing, which Israel calls the Kerem Shalom, in Gaza’s south, meant the vital routes were “effectively blocked”, he explained. “So aid getting in through land routes to the south and for Rafah, and the people dislodged by Rafah is almost nil,” Griffiths added.

Verified videos show Israeli settlers attacking Gaza aid trucks in West Bank

Videos verified by Al Jazeera’s Sanad news agency show illegal Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank attacking aid trucks heading to the Gaza Strip near the town of Tarqumiyah, west of Hebron.

The footage shared on Telegram by Palestinian media platforms showed destroyed boxes of food scattered on the asphalt surface and a number of trucks surrounded by a group of people.

The aid sent from Jordan passes through the West Bank to reach Gaza.