Six Israelis arrested for attacking, damaging aid convoy heading to Gaza

Israeli security forces guard aid trucks making their way to the Gaza Strip while people protest them, on Route 1 between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, May 6, 2024. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)
Israeli security forces guard aid trucks making their way to the Gaza Strip while people protest them, on Route 1 between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, May 6, 2024. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)

Police say six people were arrested after dozens tried to block an aid convoy that was heading to the Gaza Strip.

The demonstrators blocked roads between the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim and the entrance to Jerusalem in a bid to stop the convoy, apparently coming from Jordan.

Police say several trucks and their contents were damaged.

The incident marks the second time a convoy has been attacked since Israel opened the Erez crossing in northern Gaza to aid deliveries last week.

Demonstrators are angry that aid is going into Gaza through Israel while dozens of Israelis are being held hostage there by Hamas.

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