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Latest news on the terror attack in Rafah

Latest news on the terror attack in Rafah

Trucks carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza wait near the Rafah border crossing with Egypt on May 26. (AFP/Getty Images)

Humanitarian aid flows into Gaza have further slowed after a US-built aid base broke up on rough seas on Tuesday.

This is the position of the three main crossings into Gaza from Israel and Egypt:

Rafa: Aid has been blocked and supplies have been piling up in Egypt since Israel launched an offensive on Rafah on May 6 and took control of the crossing Gaza Strip. Israel and Egypt blame each other for the blockade.

Rafah has previously been a central artery for aid to Gaza and for some Palestinians and injured foreigners entering Egypt last year.

Kerem Shalom: While Rafah remains closed, the Kerem Shalom crossing in southern Gaza opened last week. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and US President Joe Biden agreed to temporarily send aid to the UN through Kerem Shalom.

“This will help save lives,” Biden said, as efforts to reopen the Rafah crossing continued.

Israeli officials said more than 370 aid trucks arrived at the crossing from Egypt on Monday.

But UNRWA, the main UN aid agency in Gaza, said it had assembled only 30 trucks for distribution on the Gazan side of the crossing. Another UN The agency said that while the crossing remains open “in principle,” it is difficult to get help from the fighting Gaza side.

Some Israelis have organized recent protests at the crossing, demanding that no aid be flown into Gaza until Hamas releases all hostages.

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Erez: Help has been slow to come through this pass north of the enclave. From May 1 to 20, the World Food Program diverted 500 trucks carrying 7,000 metric tons of aid supplies.

But only the west side of the crossing remains open, while the east side of Erez remains closed.

And the American dock? A temporary dock built by the US military at a cost of $320 million broke down on Tuesday, 10 days after it became operational. It will be scrapped off the coast of Gaza and taken to the Israeli port of Ashdod for repairs, which will take more than a week and delay the delivery of aid.