In addition to deliveries via the port of Ashdod, 40 kilometers north of the Gaza Strip, and the Erez border crossing, the authorities would also enable the increase in Jordanian aid deliveries via the Kerem Shalom border crossing in the south, it said.

The announcement followed a telephone conversation between Netanyahu and US President Joe Biden on Thursday, in which Biden called for “concrete” and “immediate” steps to protect civilians and humanitarian workers in the war between Israel and the radical Islamic group Hamas.