"It pains me that humanitarian aid,

"It pains me that humanitarian aid, a very basic right for people, is constantly questioned while at the same time despair is live streamed."

Our aid operation is crumbling and for the first time ever, my colleagues report now that people are hungry. Civil order is collapsing and anger starts to channel towards my colleagues how long can we last I dont know, but certainly no more than a few days.

Philippe Lazzarini

Humanitarian aid

We should avoid conveying the message that a few trucks a day means the siege is lifted for humanitarian aid this is not true. The current system in place is geared to fail. What is needed is meaningful and uninterrupted aid flow and to succeed we need a humanitarian ceasefire to ensure this reaches those in need. This should not be too much to ask for.

Philippe Lazzarini

France Deploys One LHD, Two Frigates to the Eastern Mediterranean

The French Navy (Marine Nationale) Mistral-class LHD Tonnerre departed its home port of Toulon yesterday. The vessel is now en route to the Eastern Mediterranean, an area where naval vessel presence is getting increasingly busy...

"there are at least 3 NH90TTH, 2 Super Puma or Cougar and one Tiger helicopters aboard Tonnerre"

song is kind of relevant for civil war but generally relevant for all wars to those guilty: please stop killing innocent civilians/innocent children. It is super rotten we need a better way to resolve differences and navigate demand


"Military aid" is an oxymoron. Discuss.

has also called for more oversight of the sent to totaling >$60B to date. In Feb, following a House Armed Services Cmte hearing on the topic, he tweeted that American taxpayers deserve to know if the Ukrainian govt is being entirely forthcoming & transparent about the use of this massive sum of taxpayer resources.

, who serves on the Armed Srvcs Cmte, was 1 / 57 lawmakers all who voted against a May $39.8B package for .

explained his opposition by saying that the should not be sending another $40B abroad when our own is in chaos, American mothers are struggling to find baby formula, gas prices are at record highs, & American families are struggling to make ends meet, w/o sufficient oversight over where the money will go.

We need to stabilise a safe and fully operational humanitarian corridor in .

For this purpose it's essential to establish warranties on the humanitarian aid entering and on the final destination, ensuring that only civilians have access to the supplies.

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With a trickle of aid flowing into the besieged Gaza Strip from Egypt, humanitarian staff and diplomats face a web of political, security and logistical obstacles as they try to build up and sustain deliveries of relief.

Gaza Aid Efforts Near Collapse, Hospitals Close as Israeli AirstrikesIntensify

Those who desire desire fed.

O Israel, how can you be so cruel
To warn the people of Gaza, your rule
No aid, no hope, no way
To battle the coming dismay
Your threats, they leave us feeling so fooled

Refusal to allow aid into Gaza is a war crime

The refusal to allow aid into Gaza is a war crime. It is collectively punishing civilians for the actions of fighters. And because nearly half of the people in Gaza are children, it is collectively punishing children for the actions of adult fighters.

Sari Bashi, HRW programme director


Refusal to allow aid into Gaza is a war crime

The fact that Hamas fighters committed war crimes against Israeli civilians does not justify the Israeli authorities committing war crimes against Palestinian civilians and that is what we are seeing right now, Sari Bashi, HRW programme director said.

You must not do with what you can do with OPEC+.

2 were released by on Fri, w/no assurances there would be others. Sat AM, 20 trucks were allowed to cross from into , while the said it would take much more to make a difference for now w/o , , or for nearly 2 wks. Another 14 trucks entered late Sun.

None of the 400 American citizens inside Gaza, along w/other & millions of , have been allowed to leave.

After his return, it was unclear how much had been accomplished. On Thurs night, addressed the nation, performing the now-familiar balancing act between unwavering support for & commitment to help the . He said he was asking for an extra $106B in supplemental , for & for & .

Also & were worried about increasing calls from some, inclg a few US lawmakers, that the solutionlay in resettling Gazans permanently in & .

Amid this swirl of & late Tues, left for . He hoped to solidify & come home w/the details of s agreement that, at a min, would allow hundreds of -laden trucks waiting in entry into , w/mutual assurances they wouldnt carry goods for or fear Israeli airstrikes.

pres was returning to the , for 3 days of mourning. , whose agreement was needed to secure to thru the only crossing, wasnt coming. In , a close that had its own issues w/a massive population, the demonstrations were growing amid charges an Israeli airstrike had hit the hospital.
Welcoming the president to Amman, it was decided, wasnt a good look for the Jordanian govt at this time.

As Mon night bled into early Tues, Israeli & US ofcls inclg sat in separate rms & passed papers between as they over the establishment of a for in & getting inside. The issue consumed the better part of 7hrs.

On Tues, s itinerary was thrown into jeopardy by reports that hundreds of civilians were killed in an explosion at .

By evening, US ofcls said that by mutual agreement stop in was off.

A spox for the border crossing at the -run interior ministry, confirmed that 14 trucks had arrived on the side from . The trucks crossed the border 10:20PM local time per the .

spoke w/PM of Sun, to affirm that critical would cont to flow into . The ldrs discussed ongoing efforts to free Hamas , inclg citizens, & providing for all civilians to leave Gaza.

ofcls said more from the entered on Sun night at the request of the admin. The included , & equipment, acc/to a stmnt from , an Israeli agency that manages aspects of the . All of the equipment was inspected by Israeli security personnel before it was brought into Gaza.

So much for the wild cacophony of 'genocide' screams in mainstream media.

"Biden and Netanyahu agree to continue flow of aid into Gaza, White House says"

"'The leaders affirmed that there will now be continued flow of this critical assistance into Gaza,' said the White House readout of the call."

Folks are asking for donations to help people in a hostile refugee camp in Kenya:

2nd shipment of 17 trucks bringing aid to Palestinians crosses into Gaza, Egyptian media say
Israel halted all food, medicine and electricity into the territory after Hamas' deadly Oct. 7 attack. The Israeli military has, so far, allowed fewer than 40 trucks in.

A second shipment of 17 trucks bringing aid to Palestinians crosses into Gaza, Egyptian media say
Israel halted all food, medicine and electricity into the territory after Hamas' deadly Oct. 7 attack. The Israeli military has, so far, allowed fewer than 40 trucks in.

A second shipment of 17 trucks bringing aid to Palestinians crosses into Gaza, Egyptian media say
Israel halted all food, medicine and electricity into the territory after Hamas' deadly Oct. 7 attack. The Israeli military has, so far, allowed fewer than 40 trucks in.

UNICEF has every hope for more convoys. The 20 trucks carried food, water & medical supplies items that are desperately needed, along with fuel - as stocks in Gaza dwindle, amid fears of increased deaths due to disease outbreaks & lack of healthcare agencies such as the UN Childrens Fund (UNICEF) have insisted that delivery must be continuous & sustained40,000 litres of bottled water was but a drop in the ocean, given the immense needs... UN News

s King warned the it was dangerous to overlook the suffering of , comparing Western ldrs condemnations of violations in other conflicts w/what he said was a lack of condemnations of s siege & bombing of .

US Charg Amb Beth Jones said the was grateful for the summit, & said, We are still the worlds largest contributor of to the Palestinian people & remain committed to their aspirations for a .

"The IDF (Israel Defence Forces) can unequivocally state that the church was not the target of the strike," it said. ... Secretary-General Antonio ...

The Islamist group Hamas released two U.S. hostages, mother and daughter Judith and Natalie Raanan, who were kidnapped in its attack on southern Israel on Oct. 7, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said on Friday.

President lauded Saturdays shipment. In a statement, he thanked s President Abdel Fatah El-, s PM Benjamin & the for their work on opening the between Egypt & the Strip. The will work to keep the crossing in operation to enable the continued movement of that is imperative to the welfare of the people of Gaza, he said.

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.

border crossing opens to

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

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