Gaza: Dozens killed by Israeli bombings on Ramadan Eve · Global Voices

The Israeli army has again pounded it today, causing the death of dozens of people on its stay and amid the full mobilisation of the international community to send humanitarian aid to the civilian population, which is under siege and threatened with famine. And while no one foresees a truce in Gaza before Ramadan starting tomorrow, within the framework of a maritime humanitarian corridor announced by the European Union, a first ship to carry aid is ready to sail from Cyprus to the Palestinian enclave, which has been levelled after over five months of war between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist movement in Hamas. According to Hamas authorities, at least 85 Palestinians have been killed in the last 24 hours in more than 60 night air raids, which have also hit residences in downtown and southern Gaza, especially Han Eunice. Always during Hamas, at least 13 people were killed by throwing shells at tents displaced in the Al-Mawashi region, between Han Eunice and Rafah. The Israeli army said at least 30 Palestinian militants have been killed in the last 24 hours in central Gaza and Han Eunice. Road race for humanitarian aid Over the last few days, Western countries and Arab countries have been carrying out air-drops with food and medical equipment in Gaza. On Friday, the European Union and the US announced that they are preparing a maritime humanitarian corridor from Cyprus, located 370 km from Gaza. The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leien hopes that the first ship to carry 200 tonnes of food, loaded by two non-governmental organizations, will be done today. Laura Lanuza, the spokesman for the Spanish NGO Open Arms, partner in this plan by the US NGO World Central Kitchen (WCK), said yesterday that the Israeli authorities inspected the cargo. WCK “has already sent its people to Gaza” and “build a pier”, so that they can unload the cargo, according to her. It remains to be known how this aid will be carried along the enclave, bombed daily by Israel and at the mercy of hostilities. In addition to carrying necessary equipment to build a temporary pier in Gaza, President Joe Biden announced in order to get rid of aid. Its construction could last up to 60 days, according to the Pentagon. UN: Air or sea aid is not enough However, the UN, which warns of an “almost inevitable generalized famine” in Gaza, points out that the drop of airborne cargo and the mission of assistance from the sea cannot replace the land road. This aid passes through Rafa, a city located in the Egyptian border. There, according to the UN, nearly 1.5 million people are crowding out to their majority displaced, who form daily queues at food and water distribution points. And who are afraid of the possibility of an Israeli land attack, announced. Yesterday, U.S. President Joe Biden, who is determined to continue the war to end with Hamas and invade Rafa. “It does more harm than good in Israel. He has the right to defend Israel, the right to continue attacking Hamas. But he must, he must, he must pay greater attention to the innocent lives lost, ” Biden said. Netanyahu is in the focus of criticism and within his country, where part of public opinion wants a truce agreement, which would allow the release of hostages, while Israel and Hamas are accused of preventing such an agreement. Last night, thousands of people protested in Tel Aviv demanding the resignation of the Israeli government, with the crowd shouting “Elections! Now!”, “Shame the government!”.