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Egypt responds to deal to send Gaza aid through Karem Abu Salem crossing

The Egyptian presidency says the agreement resulted from “the difficult humanitarian situation of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, the lack of means of life in the Strip, and the lack of fuel needed for hospitals and bakeries”.

Since May 5, just before Israeli forces took control of the Rafah crossing from the Palestinian side, no trucks have crossed through Rafah and very few through Karem Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom), according to UN data.

Cairo agreed on the Karem Abu Salem route until legal mechanisms are established to reopen the Rafah border crossing from the Palestinian side. Egypt on Monday warned against Israel’s continued military operations in Rafah, which are preventing crucial aid deliveries to the devastated Strip.

I hope they have a better route than Google. 544km 7h 19 min, you can only cross into Israel at Taba according to Google maps. Then all through Israel trucks can be blocked again...

World Court orders for Israel on Rafah are binding, says EU official

Janez Lenarcic, the European commissioner for crisis management, says he expects the “full and immediate implementation” of the rulings of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering a halt to military operations in Rafah and to open the land crossing there.

“ICJ’s orders are binding on the parties and they must comply with them,” said Lenarcic, who is in charge of European humanitarian aid.

They didn't comply with the last provisional measures nor the UNSC resolution which is also binding.

Israeli military claims assassination of Hamas national security official

The Israeli military says it was behind the assassination of Diaa al-Din al-Sharafa, identified as the deputy commander of Hamas’s national security department.

He was responsible for “managing the mechanism that secures the borders of the Gaza Strip”. “During the war, this mechanism prevented the population from evacuating from combat zones,” it said in a statement, without elaborating.

Gaza’s interior ministry reported on Thursday that al-Sharafa was killed by an Israeli air raid while on a tour of the Saraya area of central Gaza City in the northern part of the enclave.

Hilarious. The borders are the separation wall. How would the 'mechanism that secures the borders" prevent people from evacuating from Combat zones. He means they couldn't flee into Egypt as was their initial hope. Yet Egypt kept that side closed and people had no desire to go sit in the Sinai desert.

Lies, lies and more lies.