Extremist Israelis in the West Bank reportedly block humanitarian aid headed for Gaza

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Extremist Israelis are filmed blocking what reportedly is another humanitarian aid truck in the West Bank, preventing it from making its way from Jordan to the Gaza Strip in what is at least the sixth such incident this week.

Several vigilantes have started a fire on the road at the Givat Asaf Junction, preventing the truck from proceeding, while over a dozen other young suspects are seen dumping bags of food onto the pavement

The far-right activists claim that the aid is being funneled to Hamas, but the attacks have infuriated the US and much of the international community, which has criticized the Israeli government for not doing enough to reign in on the extremists, arguing that the aid is being kept from civilians at a key moment when they are particularly in need.

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