Aid ship arrives off the coast of Gaza, organizers say

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Updated March 15, 2024, 9:50 AM UTC

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What we know

  • A private assistance ship that has been chugging slow crossed nan Mediterranean Sea arrived successful Gaza today. The Open Arms alloy is towing a barge containing flour, atom and macromolecule to nan enclave wherever 5 months of warfare person near astir a 4th of its 2.3 cardinal residents “one measurement away” from famine, according to nan United Nations.
  • cease-fire connection put guardant by Hamas, an Israeli charismatic told NBC News today. The militant group has presented nan connection to mediators and nan U.S., according to Reuters, which reported that it includes nan merchandise of Israeli hostages successful speech for state for Palestinian prisoners, 100 of whom are serving life sentences.
  • A suspected onslaught by Yemen's Houthi rebels struck a vessel successful nan Red Sea, causing harm to nan vessel, according to nan British military's United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations center. It said nan vessel reported being "struck by a missile" disconnected nan larboard metropolis of Hodeida. The Iran-backed rebel group did not instantly admit nan attack, though it typically takes hours to admit its assaults.
  • The Biden management imposed sanctions connected 2 Israeli outposts and 3 settlers it accused of undermining stableness successful nan occupied West Bank yesterday, arsenic it appealed to Israel to do much to forestall settler violence. Itamar Ben Gvir, Israel's ultranationalist nationalist information minister, said it was "proof that nan U.S. management does not understand who is an force and who it loves."
  • The decease toll successful Gaza since Oct. 7 has surpassed 31,000 , according to nan enclave's Health Ministry, which says much than 73,000 person been injured. The Israeli subject said astatine slightest 247 soldiers person been killed since nan ground penetration of Gaza began.

Aid vessel arrives disconnected nan seashore of Gaza, organizers opportunity

Gabe Joselow

JERUSALEM — The Open Arms, a backstage assistance ship, arrived disconnected nan seashore of Gaza coming carrying nan first nautical assistance transportation for starving Palestinians.

World Central Kitchen, nan kindness founded by personage cook José Andrés, that played a cardinal domiciled successful organizing nan delivery, said efforts were underway to move toward a jetty that has been specially constructed to bring nan nutrient to land.

The vessel group sail Tuesday from Cyprus to inaugurate a oversea way to get desperately needed assistance into nan war-wracked enclave, which is suffering a humanitarian situation 5 months into nan Israel-Hamas war.The Open Arms vessel disconnected nan seashore of Gaza today. Abdel Kareem Hana / AP

The Open Arms, named aft nan Spanish kindness transporting nan supplies, departed nan Larnaca larboard successful Cyprus connected Tuesday, towing a barge containing flour, atom and protein.

The United Nations has warned that astatine slightest a 4th of Gaza’s organization is “one measurement away” from famine and nan enclave's wellness ministry has reported much than 2 twelve deaths caused by malnutrition and dehydration.

Air strikes time off a scarred scenery successful Khan Younis

Max Butterworth

Buildings leveled by Israeli airstrikes successful Gaza's confederate metropolis of Khan Younis, yesterday.

Aftermath of Israeli Airstrike In GazaMajdi Fathi / Reuters

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