A second humanitarian aid ship leaves immediately

A second ship was loaded with humanitarian aid Hours after the ship arrived with 200 tons of food aid from the NGO Open Arms, it is ready to leave Cyprus for Gaza immediately.

Cyprus Foreign Ministry representative Theodoros Kotsis announced on Cypriot radio that the Jennifer ship “is ready to go to the Gaza Strip today (Saturday) or tomorrow (Sunday).

That ship Moving from the port of Larnaca on the humanitarian sea route opened A vessel from the Spanish NGO Open Arms was used for the first time, towing a boat with 200 tonnes of food aid donated by US NGO Central Kitchen.

World Central Kitchen organization has announced that The entire cargo was unloaded via a temporary floating dock and transported to the enclave by 12 trucks.

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Today, the second ship was loaded with 240 tonnes of food: rice, flour, oil, canned proteins and vegetables, but also dates, traditionally eaten during Ramadan, said the head of Open Arms, Jose Andres.

The Open Arms ship left the Gaza Strip for Larnaca, where it is expected to arrive tomorrow. “We did it! (…) It's a test (…) we can transport thousands of tons (of aid) every week”writes Jose Andres in a message on the X platform (formerly Twitter).

Confirming the return of the “first ship” and the departure of the second soon, Cypriot President Nicos Christodoulidis told reporters he had received “several phone calls from countries”. They want to send aid to Gaza.

Aid exports by sea are mainly intended for the northern part of the Palestinian enclave. The humanitarian situation is described as catastrophic. The international community and non-governmental organizations warn that sea transport of humanitarian aid and airdrops cannot replace ground supplies in the Gaza Strip.

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Soltz appealed to Israel for humanitarian aid

Appeal to Israel Allow large-scale access of humanitarian aid to GazaBefore a two-day trip to the Middle East, Olaf Solz spoke.

The German president will visit Jordan's Red Sea port of Aqaba on Sunday to meet Jordan's King Abdullah before flying to Israel to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

A massive influx of aid to Gaza is now essential. That would be a matter for me to discuss as well.” Soltz told reporters before his trip.

He also expressed concern about Israel's planned offensive in Rafah, where more than half of its 2.3 million residents have taken refuge.

“A general attack on Rafah risks causing many horrific civilian casualties and is strictly prohibited”he added.

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The German Air Force announced that it had airdropped four tons of humanitarian aid.

“Every package counts. But airdrops are just a drop in the ocean. The Ministry of External Affairs said in a post on X social network.

Gaza: Complaints of “systematic abuse” of Palestinians

At the same time, Israeli NGOs report “systematic abuse” and sometimes torture of Palestinian prisonersThe international community is called to action.

Members of these organizations traveled to Geneva this week to shine the spotlight before the United Nations Major “Crisis” in Nation's PrisonsNine people have reportedly died since October 7.

“We are very concerned”Tal Steiner, executive director of the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI), told AFP in an interview.

“We are facing a crisis”He insisted “Nearly 10,000 Palestinians detained in Israel…a 200% increase”.

According to Steiner, the situation has worsened since the outbreak of war between Israel and the Islamist movement Hamas.

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“The crisis in Israeli detention centers and prisons is virtually ignored.” warned Miriam Azem of Atala, a legal organization that protects the rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel.

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