The Israeli government has approved the daily delivery of a limited amount of fuel to the Gaza Strip, allowing two trucks a day to enter. This decision was met with criticism from some ministers, including Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben Gvir, who have been promoting a hardline stance since the beginning of the offensive. Thomas White, the director for the Gaza Strip at UNRWA, also criticized the restrictions on fuel entry by Israeli authorities.
For over a month, Israeli authorities have rejected permission to deliver fuel to Gaza due to concerns that it could be used by Hamas. However, after allowing a minimum delivery this week, permission was granted for two trucks a day to enter. Humanitarian aid organizations have warned that a constant flow of fuel is necessary to alleviate severe shortages in the region.
The conflict between Israel and Hamas has resulted in ongoing concerns about human well-being in Gaza. The offensive against the enclave was launched after attacks by Hamas resulted in significant casualties. Despite these challenges, efforts continue to address the humanitarian crisis in the region.