Sending 25 tons of humanitarian aid to the civilians of the Gaza Strip announced that Russia would send.

The mission arrived in Egypt, which borders the enclave that is being bombarded by the Israeli army after the bloody attack by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.

“A special aircraft of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations delivered 25 tons of humanitarian aid to the Arab Republic of Egypt”the Russian ministry said in a statement on the Telegram app.

“The humanitarian cargo has already been delivered to representatives of the Egyptian section of the Red Crescent,” he added, “and other Russian aid will be sent to the residents of the Gaza Strip.”

The ministry, however, did not specify when this aid is expected to be delivered to civilians in this small area where fighting is raging between the Israeli army and Hamas.

Since October 19, Russia, which favors the creation of an independent Palestinian state while maintaining longstanding relations with Israel, has repeatedly sent tens of tons of humanitarian aid to the people of the Gaza Strip through Egypt.

The UN and many international NGOs warn of a “humanitarian catastrophe” in Gaza, calling for an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire”, but the Israeli army says, for its part, that there is no “humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip”.

In Israel, at least 1,400 people have been killed, the majority of them civilians killed on the same day as the October 7 Hamas attack, according to Israeli authorities.

Hamas’ health ministry said on Thursday that 10,812 people have been killed in Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip since October 7 — among them 4,412 children and 2,918 women, it said.