Families of hostages criticize Israel’s decision to allow aid to Gaza via Egypt


Family members of the Israelis being held captive by the Hamas terrorist organization expressed anger over the decision as Egyptian President Al-Sisi, the US, and Israel agreed to allow humanitarian aid to transfer into the Gaza territory via Egypt, according to a report in The Times of Israel on Thursday.

According to Israeli newspaper, ‘Bring Them Home Now’ organisation formed to represent families of those kidnapped said in a statement, “The decision to allow humanitarian aid to the murderers of Gaza has caused great anger among the family members.”
“We remind you that children, babies, women, soldiers, men and the elderly — some of whom have serious health issues, are wounded and shot — are being held underground like animals without any human conditions, and the government of Israel is treating the murderers to baklava and medicine,” the group said.

As hundreds of aid trucks wait at the enclave’s gates, Egypt announced a “sustainable” flow of aid to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing. According to presidential spokesperson Ahmed Fahmy, “Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi and American President Joe Biden have agreed on the sustainable delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip via the Rafah terminal.” President Al-Sisi of Egypt has agreed to open the Rafah border crossing so that about 20 trucks can deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza, according to US Vice President Joe Biden earlier.