Activists for hostages continue to block Gaza aid trucks near Eilat, Mitzpe Ramon

Activists from the Tzav 9 group say they have continued to attempt to block humanitarian aid trucks on their way to the Gaza Strip overnight and this morning.

The activists say that Hamas must release the 132 hostages it is holding before any aid enters the enclave. Its actions have drawn international anger, from the United States and Jordan.

Overnight, the group said some 500 people, including relatives of hostages, blocked trucks near Eilat and delayed them for a few hours.

In the morning, activists blocked trucks near Mitzpe Ramon.


“We’re shifting gear. We want the hostages home. No aid passes until the last hostage returns,” says the group.

Authorities — facing intense international pressure to facilitate aid — have been dispersing the crowds and ensuring that the shipments eventually reach their destination.

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