US envoy says ‘continuous flow’ of aid to Gaza will start tomorrow

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

Trucks carrying fuel drive in the Gaza Strip on October 22, 2023. (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
Trucks carrying fuel drive in the Gaza Strip on October 22, 2023. (Mohammed Abed/AFP)

The Biden administration’s new envoy for the humanitarian situation in Gaza David Satterfield says a “continuous flow” of humanitarian aid will begin entering Gaza tomorrow after the first convoy of 20 trucks drove into the enclave through Egypt yesterday after significant US pressure on Jerusalem and Cairo.

“There are an additional 15 trucks en route today,” Satterfield tells MSNBC.

“Our expectation and substance of our discussion with all sides is that starting tomorrow, you’ll be seeing a continuous flow of assistance moving. We want to build that flow up to the levels necessary to begin to meet Gaza’s needs,” Satterfield says.

“This is for the legitimate needs of the people in Gaza. If Hamas interferes with, seizes or diverts this assistance, it will, as a practical matter, make it very difficult for this assistance to continue and will be another demonstration of Hamas’s lack of concern for the welfare of the Palestinian people,” he adds.

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