Violence for Food – a Palestinian message?

On June 27, despite the volatile security situation in the Gaza Strip, the IDF continued to provide for the humanitarian needs in Gaza. Throughout the day, the following humanitarian aid was transferred from Israel into Gaza through the Sufa crossing with the coordination of the Gaza District Coordination and Liaison Office:
· 581 tons of animal feed
· 319 tons of straw
· 327 tons of sugar
· 164 tons of flour
· 5 tons of semolina
· 143,000 liters of oil
· 134 tons of rice
· 27 tons of seedlings
· 32 tons of salt
· 30 tons of baby formula
· 24,000 liters of hypochlorite (a water purifier)

In addition, 24 trucks of humanitarian aid were transferred through the Kerem Shalom crossing. 50,000 vaccinations were transferred through the Erez crossing and 22 Palestinians were taken for medical treatment in Israeli hospitals.

During the same period – no aid was sent from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia or any other Arab country. And during that time, when Israel was helping to avert a “humanitarian crisis,” Palestinians fired 4 Qassam rockets, one of which landedin Sderot. In addition, several mortar shells were fired and landed in the northern part of the western Negev and two Israeli soldiers were lightly injured by gunfire from Palestinian gunmen.

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