Hamas Sets New Terms for Medicine Delivery to Israeli Hostages in Gaza Amid Ongoing Conflict



Medicine deliveries intended for Israeli hostages in Gaza have arrived, following a deal mediated by Qatar and France. However, new conditions set by Hamas are jeopardizing the agreement, demanding that Israel not inspect the incoming trucks and for each box of medicine delivered to hostages, a thousand must be sent to Gaza residents. The situation remains dire, with air strikes intensifying in southern Gaza, and UN officials and relief agencies expressing concern over the dire humanitarian conditions, shortages of medical supplies, and risk of famine and disease.

  • Medicine deliveries for Israeli hostages reached Gaza after a Qatar and France-mediated agreement.
  • Hamas demands that Israel not inspect medicine delivery trucks and for each box for hostages, a thousand must go to Gaza residents.
  • More than 100 hostages with serious health conditions remain in Gaza over 100 days after their capture.
  • Relatives of hostages called for their swift release in a Washington DC press conference.
  • Air strikes have intensified in southern Gaza, with civilians living in extreme conditions and lacking basic necessities.
  • UN Chief Antonio Guterres called for an immediate ceasefire to facilitate hostage release and aid delivery.
  • Juliet Tuma from the UN’s agency for Palestinian refugees described severe medicine shortages in Gaza.
  • Conditions in Gaza are extremely poor, with a fresh wave of displacement and people living in makeshift shelters.
  • The ongoing siege is expected to cause deaths from disease and hunger, according to UN officials and Palestine investment fund chairman Muhammad Mustafa.

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