CAIRO, Egypt — Trucks carrying humanitarian aid passed through the Rafah crossing from Egypt into Gaza on Saturday for the first time since the war erupted — a breakthrough that signaled much-needed aid was on its way to the besieged enclave. The official Hamas-controlled press agency in Gaza confirmed the first “limited convoy of basic needs” had moved through the crossing, but added that the supplies will not be enough “to change the humanitarian catastrophe” in Gaza. The first convoy is expected to include 20 trucks carrying medicines, medical supplies and canned food, the statement said. The trucks waited for days to enter Gaza, which is facing dire conditions after Israel imposed a “complete siege,” cutting it off from food, water and fuel.
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