19 Oct 2023

Aid agencies prepare to enter Gaza through Egypt

From Midday Report, 12:12 pm on 19 October 2023

Aid agencies are preparing to go into Gaza as the humanitarian crisis there intensifies.

After talks on Thursday with US President Joe Biden, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to allow aid in through Egypt - as long as the supplies don't go to Hamas.

It's not yet clear when the aid will be allowed through.

The British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak has also announced he is on his way to the Middle East.

Otago University professor of politics and international relations Robert Patman spoke to Charlotte Cook.