LET THEM THROUGHIsrael continues to block

Israel continues to block aid waiting for access to Gaza.

said it would be extremely dangerous to distribute the w/o a halting of Israeli , which have contd across the Strip, inclg in areas said were . The Office of Palestinian Affairs said earlier Sat the crossing might open. It was unclear if people seeking to exit Gaza would be able to pass the other way on Sat, but the office warned of a potentially chaotic & disorderly environment w/ many people attempting to cross if it does.

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20 Trucks carrying passed through the from toward on Saturday morning local time for the 1st time since the - began. The ofcl Hamas-controlled press agency in Gaza confirmed the first limited convoy of basic needs had moved through the crossing, but added that the supplies will not be enough.

The proposal also has $14B for priorities & $10B for , + more funding to Chinas in Asia & the developing world.

The wants to overcome the piecemeal approach that has characterized (deliberately slow - ) approach to funding the war in & instead provide w/the it needs for a full year.


on Fri unveiled a $106B package that could redefine his legacy w/ the primary goal of mitigating 2 raging international .
The proposal is a direct challenge to voices in the & skeptics of US military support for . It pairs $14B in aid for Israel w/a full year of funding for , $61B,


Gaza, in hardship deep
A delivery of aid, but
It will not bring peace

Where To to , of

"One of the most heartbreaking and violent conflicts in our world right now is occurring in Sudan, where, in April of this year, violent civil conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces broke out and displaced at least 5.6 million people.


The good news A collaborative effort between global humanitarian health organization Project HOPE and Airlink (as well as key partners, including MAP International,, Astral Aviation, and Qatar Airways), has secured a delivery of $13 million worth of vital aid supplies.

These supplies, including medical necessities, pharmaceuticals, hygiene supplies, and food, weigh in at 24,000 pounds. They will support over 100,000 people across Sudan, where communities are grappling with increased cholera and dengue outbreaks in the face of violence and displacement."

On Thurs night, made his most explicit case yet for why , & the , should rally behind 4 major goals. The 1st is to keep the flowing into , so that cannot wait out the West (&/or the admin) & strangle the country. The 2nd
is eliminating . The 3rd is to keep both from spreading.

And the final objective is to accomplish all this w/o bringing more death & misery to caught in a world once again on fire.

made the point that for is made in America rebutting the conspiracy theory espoused by many that helping Ukraine in its fight against siphons funds away from domestic priorities.

said the package hes requesting from will sharpen s military edge. It will include replenishments for the missile system. Its expected to include $14B in security aid.

The Israel conflict has given a path to approving that otherwise might have remain stalled.

Biden says the package hes requesting from will sharpen s military edge. It will include replenishments for the missile system, he adds. Its expected to include $14B in security aid.

Biden also discussed the assistance for in that he negotiated while in Israel.

said the deal he arranged for up to 20 trucks to deliver to in could provide an opening for sustained delivery if doesnt take advantage of the situation.

Biden announced that hes sending an urgent budget request to on Fri that will benefit US while supporting & .
American leadership is what holds the world together, said. A growing number of say they dont support more aid to Ukraine.

I know these conflicts can seem far away, said, but he added that needs to stop or the cost & threat will increase.

We do not seek to have American troops fighting against Russia, said.

will be emboldened around the world, especially in the , if can prevail in , Biden said of the potential of not providing .

President to address nation on response to -

plans to urge to stand by Israel & as he makes the case for billions in to both countries in an Thurs at 8PM ET.

The Biden-Harris Administration is working to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza to aid civilians who are suffering.

During the meeting, which took place in , Sunak announced 10M ($12.15M US) of additional & encouraged the crown prince, , to use Saudis leadership in the region to support stability. Earlier on Thurs, met the PM, , in .

"U.S. State Department official resigns over military aid to Israel"

They blamed what they said was an Israeli air strike, while Israel said ... Secretary General Antonio Guterres to Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

U.S. President Joe Biden pledged to help Israel and the Palestinians during a lightning visit on Wednesday, but a deadly hospital blast that he ascribed to an errant rocket fired by Gaza militants derailed talks to prevent the war spreading.

President Biden pledges aid for both Gaza and Israel amidst ongoing protests across the Middle East.

Read his commitment:

Twenty truckloads of to enter .

Rough maths.

2 million humans in Gaza.

Comes out to 1 truck per 100,000 humans.

Volume: If 20ft "high cube" shipping container: 37.5 cubic metres
Divide by 100,000 = 0.00037 cubic metres per person. Roughly 1.5 cups of space of aid supplies per person.
If 40ft "high cube" containers then 3 cups space.

Or by weight:

Weight: If 30 tons per 100,000 people.
Then 300g per person. (10.6 ounces) weight of 1 large cup water.

As Biden visits Israel
In this war-torn land, we feel
As Gaza aid rises
Such dire crises
Let us hope things will be healed.

If confiscates it or doesnt let it get through its going to end. Because were not going to be sending in to Hamas if theyre going to come confiscate it. Thats a commitment that Ive made, told reporters.
It will be a bit before the supplies get to the Gazans desperate for , & supplies. said it will take 8 hours to fix the crater-pocked roads on the Gaza side after .

Wed, Sen (I-VT) blocked a -led effort to slow to , after announced $100M in aid for who are suffering in the & facing massive casualties. said the aid would go toward providing , , care & other essential needs thru trusted partners in agencies & international orgs. The money comes from an ALREADY APPROVED pool of international aid.

Hamas will find ways to take control of aid to Gaza even if it means forcing Palestinians to turn it over to them. But they can't get it all and it's desperately needed by non-combatants so...

"Israel approves entry of humanitarian aid to Gaza from Egypt"

"The decision came after an hour-long meeting with President Biden in Tel Aviv. Biden said he welcomed the decision and stressed aid would be suspended if Hamas tried to take control of it."

What an ass

In a stmnt released during President s speech in , PM said that despite requests, Israel would NOT permit the transfer of any to in the Strip from its territory. He added, however, that Israel will not thwart humanitarian supplies arriving from as long as it is only food, water & medicine for the populationin the south Gaza Strip or those moving there, & these supplies do not reach .


The very concentration of buildings and people in Gaza argues for a ceasefire. This doctors description of the multiple attacks on Al Alhi hospital argue for immediate ceasefire in Palestine/ Israel.

President reflected on comparisons of s attack on to the , 2001, attacks on the , in a speech in Israel on Wed. While we sought justice & got justice, we also made mistakes.

said he would ask later this week for an unprecedented package for Israel.
WH ofcls are considering asking for as much as $100B for a package that would include funds for Israel, but also funds for , & potentially for .

The , a org, said it has food for 244k people in close to the border & called for to the area.

Samer Abdeljaber, the s country dir in the state of , said that it needs sustained access that supplies w/in Gaza are running out.

The situation is dire. It is unlike anything we have seen before here, Abdeljaber said in a stmnt.

So woe to those hypocrites who pray

yet are unmindful of their prayers

those who only show off,

and refuse to give even the simplest aid.1

Footnote - 1

They refuse to help others with small things like salt or water, let alone alms-tax.

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Japan said that it will provide $10 million in humanitarian aid for civilians in the Gaza Strip amid the Israel-Hamas war, while holding phone talks with Iran at the foreign ministerial level.

shares s concern that may seize or destroy entering or otherwise preventing it from reaching people who need it. If Hamas in any way blocks assistance from reaching inclg by seizing the aid itself, we will be the 1st to condemn it & will work to prevent it from happening again.

Pres will go to Amman, , after his trip to Tel Aviv. Blinken went to Amman last wk,& spoke w/ & Pres Mahmoud .

ofcls waited to announce President s travel to until they received commitments from PM Benjamin on a package Mon night. Once SoS got the assurances during a marathon meeting in Tel Aviv, he made the announcement.

During a 7-hr meeting, Israeli & US ofcls set up separate rooms & passed papers between the 2 sides, negotiating over humanitarian issues including getting into & creating for .

said the & have agreed to try to find ways to get into & to consider ideas for setting up that would be off-limits from .

On s visit, Blinken said, He is coming here at a critical moment for Israel, for the region & for the world. The presidents plan means it is unlikely that Israel will start its against in Gaza before Wed.

, just finished a marathon 7 hour meeting at a military base in Tel Aviv w/ PM Benjamin of & his . At 3AM local time Blinken addressed the world to announce the President s visit.

Blinken said Biden's visit is meant to show unwavering support for Israel & that he would speak w/Israeli ldrs about urgent issues, including held by & to in .

"EU to launch a humanitarian air bridge to bring aid to Gaza"

"The European Union said on Monday (Oct 16) it would launch a humanitarian air bridge operation consisting of 'several flights' to Egypt aiming to bring supplies to humanitarian organisations on the ground in Gaza.

'The first two flights will take place this week, carrying humanitarian cargo from UNICEF including shelter items, medicines and hygiene kits,' the EU said in a statement."

Riz Ahmed accuses Israel of morally indefensible war crimes against Palestinians amid Israel-Hamas war The Independent

Israel Hamas war live: Egyptian Gaza border still shut as Egypt blames Israel The Independent

Gaza aid stuck as Egypt says Israel not cooperating Reuters