Israel Announces Daily “Tactical Pauses” for Humanitarian Aid in Southern Gaza


Israel has announced it will implement “tactical pauses” in its operations against Hamas in southern Gaza, following terror attacks in October. These 11-hour pauses are intended to allow more humanitarian supplies into the region during daylight hours. The pauses will occur daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. until further notice, facilitating increased aid through the Kerem Shalom crossing and along the Salah Al-Din Highway. Despite these measures, the United Nations and humanitarian organizations express concerns that the assistance is still insufficient for Gaza’s civilian population, emphasizing the need for a ceasefire and increased humanitarian support.
  • The Israeli military will implement daily 11-hour “tactical pauses” in southern Gaza to allow humanitarian aid access.
  • The pauses aim to facilitate more aid through the Kerem Shalom crossing, the main entry point for aid into Gaza, and along the Salah Al-Din Highway, a crucial north-south route.
  • The United Nations states that the current level of support entering Gaza is insufficient for the needs of the civilian population.
  • Humanitarian organizations argue that a ceasefire is necessary to access all parts of Gaza and call for a significant increase in humanitarian assistance.
  • Concerns are raised about the safety of humanitarian workers and the effectiveness of the notification and deconfliction system, with reports of humanitarians killed during operations.
  • Challenges in distributing aid are exacerbated by the destruction of Gaza’s infrastructure, severing northern and southern regions, and making it difficult to reach those in need.
  • Humanitarian agencies face difficulties in ensuring the safety of convoys and effectively distributing aid amidst growing desperation among Gaza’s population.

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