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Gaza Media Office: Israeli, US Aid Truck Statistics Are ‘A Complete Lie’

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Gaza Media Office: Israeli, US Aid Truck Statistics Are ‘A Complete Lie’
In a press release, the media office said the total number of aid trucks entering the Gaza Strip on a daily basis ranges, on average, between 130 and 150 trucks, Al-Jazeera reported.

The office said that the areas in Northern Gaza are still suffering from a real food crisis and that the only way to stop the famine in Northern Gaza and address the food crisis across the whole enclave is to open all crossings.

Since the start of April, no more than 2,800 trucks have entered the enclave, according to the media office.

“The occupation deliberately lies about the humanitarian reality inside the Gaza Strip, and has been promoting a false narrative for some time about improvements in the mechanism of bringing aid in and increasing the number of trucks entering the Strip,” the statement read.

“This was denied by the World Food Programme, when it announced last Thursday that only 392 aid trucks loaded with food had entered the Gaza Strip during the month of April,” it added.

The media office said its numbers were in line with those of the United Nations, which confirmed in a post on X that only 392 trucks loaded with food have arrived since the beginning of April.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the occupied Palestinian territory also posted on X that two-thirds of coordinated humanitarian missions in Gaza were impeded or significantly delayed by Israeli authorities on Saturday.

It said that humanitarian convoys have been unable to deliver fuel to hospitals in the Gaza Strip due to Israeli obstacles.

“On average, each of these missions faced nearly five hours of delay before being allowed to proceed”, the post read.

“Some waited so long they had to turn back, while others proceeded but significantly curtailed their operations due to the limited remaining time,” it added.

“As a result, critical supplies, equipment and fuel for backup generators were not provided to hospitals,” it said.