The United Nations has verified that additional assistance is being delivered to Gaza as the temporary ceasefire remains in place.
The freight included food, water and emergency medical supplies. Eleven ambulances, 3 coaches and a flatbed were delivered to Al Shifa hospital to be used to assist with evacuations.
On Saturday, an additional 200 trucks were sent from Nitzana, and 187 of them were able to enter Gaza by 7:00 PM local time.
The UN humanitarian affairs office, also known as OCHA, reported that 129,000 liters of fuel entered Gaza.
A multi-actor effort
The UN office acknowledged that the deliveries would not have been possible without the aid of the Palestinian and Egyptian Red Crescent Societies. They also praised the efforts of all parties involved in making it happen.
According to a press statement from OCHA, the duration of the pause directly correlates to the amount of aid being distributed in and around Gaza.
OCHA has expressed satisfaction with the release of additional hostages on Saturday and has reiterated the urgency for the immediate and unconditional release of all remaining hostages.
The statement also expressed hope that the release of additional Palestinian prisoners will bring comfort to their families and loved ones.
The temporary break in hostilities has been active since Friday morning, allowing UN teams and partners to increase the distribution of humanitarian aid into and throughout Gaza.