A shipment of food aid for the people of the Gaza Strip was denied entry by Israeli military forces on Monday. The shipment consisted of several trucks full of food aid from Egypt that were denied entry at the Israeli-controlled Karem Abu Salem crossing point between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.According to the Palestinian news Agency Wafa, the Israelis had apparently agreed Sunday night to allow the entry of several truckloads of food. But when the trucks arrived at the border crossing, they were not allowed to enter Gaza.
The World Health Organization has estimated malnutrition rates among children in Gaza may be as high as 45% due to the Israeli-imposed siege. Israeli politicians have openly declared that they plan to 'choke' and 'starve' Gaza into giving up resistance to the Israeli military occupation of their land.