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Polaris of Enlightenment

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Polaris of Enlightenment

Israeli settlers raid aid shipments to Gaza

Published 18 May 2024
- By Editorial Staff
The settlers' actions were condemned by US officials.

At least two trucks carrying emergency aid for the starving population in Gaza were looted by radical right-wing settlers earlier this week. After the supplies were destroyed or stolen, the aid vehicles were also reportedly set on fire.

Footage shows settlers at a border crossing near the city of Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, throwing boxes of food out of the trucks and then tearing and stomping on them. The trucks, which came from Jordan, were tasked with delivering humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan called the settlers’ behavior “completely unacceptable” and added that the White House had conveyed its concerns to “the highest levels of the Israeli government”.

According to Israeli media, the radical Zionist group Tzav 9 is behind the “action” – a group that has previously tried to stop aid shipments to Gaza.

“No food for Gaza”

One settler told AFP that the aid shipments were heading “to Hamas, which is trying to kill other soldiers and other Israeli citizens” and another said that “no food should enter Gaza” until the Israeli hostages are returned.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Tzav 9 said that it does not support Monday’s looting and burning of aid vehicles, preferring instead that the trucks be physically blocked and thus prevented from entering Gaza.

Four protesters, including one minor, were reportedly arrested.

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