Food aid convoy for 150,000 people enters Gaza

A United Nations World Food Programme convoy carrying food for 150,000 people has entered Gaza for the first time since 2007, it has been announced.

The aid reached the Rafah crossing from Egypt after a seven-hour drive from Alexandria, the organisation said.

An open-ended ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has so far held, with both sides claiming victory after the seven-week conflict.

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Israel to allow aid and building materials into Gaza

Israel has agreed to allow humanitarian aid and reconstruction materials to enter the Gaza Strip as part of a ceasefire agreement, according to a statement from the Egyptian foreign ministry.

Israeli soldiers stand in an observation tower at the border with the northern Gaza Strip Credit: REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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