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U.S. called on Israel to allow trucks with humanitarian aid into Gaza

U.S. called on Israel to allow trucks with humanitarian aid into Gaza U.S. National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby (photo: Getty Images)

The United States has called on Jerusalem to allow trucks carrying humanitarian aid to enter Gaza, despite the renewed hostilities between Israel and Hamas, according to Reuters.

White House National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby announced that, at the insistence of the United States, Israel has agreed to resume allowing trucks with aid for local residents in Gaza.

However, he noted that the deliveries are likely to be reduced, with tens of trucks per day instead of hundreds, as was the case during the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Kirby stated that Gaza requires much more assistance, but the decision to resume deliveries after strict checks appears to be a positive sign for the future.

U.S. officials are urging a resumption of the pause in hostilities to secure the release of more hostages held by Hamas in Gaza.

"This pause was ended by Hamas. They bear the full responsibility," stated a White House representative.

Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip

The ceasefire between Israel and Hamas began on November 24. At that time, the conflicting parties agreed to a four-day ceasefire and the release of hostages. The first group of militants released hostages on the same day.

On November 29, it was reported that Israel was discussing with Hamas the extension of the ceasefire for an additional two days. To achieve this, militants were required to fulfill conditions set by Tel Aviv.

However, on December 1, Israel resumed military operations in the Gaza Strip, stating that Hamas had violated the terms of the ceasefire.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken also accused Hamas of breaking the week-long ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.