The Ministry of Interior in Gaza said that the Egyptian government allowed an Omani delegation to enter the Gaza Strip via Rafah for 30 minutes yesterday evening, allowing them to deliver humanitarian and food supplies.
The minister issued a press release stating that the delegation, affiliated with the Omani Public Authority for Charity, entered the Gaza Strip accompanied by a convoy of approximately 20 trucks filled with humanitarian aid and food supplies.
Last month, the interior minister in the Gaza Strip issued a statement clarifying that there had been "a nearly complete halt in the movement of delegations and convoys entering the Gaza Strip, especially when compared to those following the Gaza War of 2012".
Palestinian officials accused the Egyptian government of preventing dozens of delegations and supplies from entering the Gaza Strip as the Rafah crossing, which connects the Gaza Strip to Egypt, has been reserved for the movement of individuals exclusively.
Rafah is Gaza's only portal to the outside world and it has been closed almost permanently since the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi in June 2013. more