Israel.  An important decision has been made.  For the first time since the Hamas attack

Following the attack on a humanitarian convoy and pressure from the United States, Israel decided to temporarily open the port of Ashdod and the Erez border crossing. This is to enable the delivery of humanitarian aid, which will lead to improving the situation in the Gaza Strip.

Friday at the Prime Minister's Office Israel It announced that in order to improve the humanitarian situation, it will temporarily open the port of Ashdod, and for the first time since October 7, 2023, it will open the Erez border crossing in the northern Gaza Strip.

– Increasing aid will prevent a humanitarian crisis and is necessary to ensure the continuation of fighting and achieve the goals of the war – the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office confirmed.

Israel will work to increase the ability of humanitarian aid to reach the Gaza Strip

Tel Aviv will also increase aid from Jordan It is transported through the Kerem Shalom crossing. As The Times of Israel wrote, the decisions were made in the wake of the attack on the World Central Kitchen convoy and after a tense conversation between the Israeli Prime Minister and Benjamin Netanyahu With the President of the United States of America Atmosphere Biden.

See: Joe Biden's conversation with Benjamin Netanyahu. The American President warns Israel

The Israeli Prime Minister's Office announced the opening of new crossings to deliver humanitarian aid after the US President indicated that his administration's policy regarding Israel's war against Hamas could change significantly if Israel does not take measures to address the humanitarian crisis and protect aid workers.

The White House said in a statement that Biden made clear that Israel must “announce and implement a series of specific, measurable steps to address civilian casualties and human suffering and improve the safety of aid workers.”

Israel. Pressure from the United States has produced results

Washington welcomed the Israeli decisions. The White House called on the ally to implement it immediately. The United States also plans to take steps to increase the delivery of humanitarian aid. The Pentagon reported that the US Army intends to build a naval pier off the coast of the Gaza Strip. It is scheduled to be ready at the end of this month or the beginning of next May, according to the press secretary of the US Department of Defense. pat Ryder.

See: The Israeli ambassador responds to Krzysztof Bosak's entry. We reminded us of the scandal

-Everything is going smoothly at this point As he planned – Ryder announced. He pointed out that Israel agreed to ensure security on the beach while transporting and distributing aid, but the details are still being prepared.

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