Natalie and Judith Raanan walking after their release by Hamas
The aid convoy awaiting the opening of the Rafah border crossing is a “drop in the ocean” of the amount required in Gaza, a UN agency says.
Juliette Touma, from the Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, says there needs to be a sustainable flow of humanitarian aid.
“What civilians in Gaza really need is sustainable and continuous humanitarian access … including and especially fuel for the water stations,” she tells Radio 4’s Today programme.
Israel has agreed to allow 20 trucks carrying aid into Gaza through the Rafah crossing, but has refused to allow fuel to cross the border.
However, Touma says fuel is essential to power water pumps – “water is running out in Gaza,” she said. “In some places it has completely run out”.