Right-wing activists block humanitarian aid headed to Gaza for several hours overnight

Right-wing activists from the Tzav 9 movement block the road to prevent humanitarian aid from reaching the Gaza Strip, April 25, 2024. (Tzav 9)
Right-wing activists from the Tzav 9 movement block the road to prevent humanitarian aid from reaching the Gaza Strip, April 25, 2024. (Tzav 9)

Right-wing activists from the Tzav 9 organization and some relatives of hostages blocked several intersections in southern Israel overnight in an attempt to prevent trucks of humanitarian aid from reaching the Gaza border, the organization says.

The attempt to block the aid deliveries came about following the publication of a Hamas propaganda video of 23-year-old American-Israeli hostage Hersh Goldberg-Polin.

In a statement, Tzav 9 says the right-wing activists blocked the Tel Arad junction for several hours until they were removed by security forces, at which point they moved on and blocked several other intersections along the route taken by the trucks.

In one instance, the activists surrounded one of the trucks and unloaded its contents, dumping flour and other items onto the road, the statement adds.

Shortly before 7 a.m., security forces cleared the area of protesters and the trucks proceeded to the Gaza border without further issue.

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