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Turkey sends humanitarian aid to Gaza

Turkey is not succeeding in brokering a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza, but Ankara is coordinating with Jerusalem the delivery of humanitarian aid to the strip. In coordination with the IDF, the country is sending aid worth $2.5 million to Gaza via the Kerem Shalom border crossing, the Turkish daily Hürriyet reports.

Additional Turkish humanitarian assistance – such as food and medication — is delivered into the coastal enclave through Israeli crossings in line with earlier practices between the two countries, a Turkish official tells the daily. The Israeli embassy in Ankara reportedly contacted Turkish authorities last Friday to offer assistance with the coordination of aid deliveries to the Strip.

— Raphael Ahren

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