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US, Egypt agree to allow aid into Gaza through Karam Abu Salem crossing temporarily

Some of the food supplies waiting to enter the Gaza Strip from Egypt have begun to rot

A wounded Palestinian sits on debri at the site of an Israeli strike on a house, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip May 9, 2024.
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Cairo: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and US President Joe Biden have agreed on the delivery of humanitarian aid and fuel to the United Nations at the Karam Abu Salem Crossing temporarily, until a legal mechanism is reached to re-operate the Rafah crossing from the Palestinian side.

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This came in a phone call the Egyptian president received on Friday from the US President, during which they reviewed the latest developments in the Gaza Strip.

The two presidents affirmed their rejection of all attempts to displace the Palestinians from their land and expressed their support for all efforts aimed at preventing the aggravation and expansion of the conflict, according to a statement by the Egyptian Presidency.