When Hamas Attacked the IDF Humanitarian Aid Unit

(Ynet News) Elisha Ben Kimon - Col. Moshe Tetro, 42, heads the Coordination and Liaison Administration (CLA) for Gaza, which is responsible for civilian issues including humanitarian aid, prevention of disease, supervision of international aid organizations, and transportation of wounded Palestinians, as well as the Kerem Shalom crossing, the Erez crossing, and the Nitzana crossing. "Our CLA base constitutes the hand that feeds the residents of Gaza. The attack of the base is in fact biting the hand that feeds them, allowing them to make a living and live. My soldiers who were killed here, their job was to allow the entry of food into Gaza and to deal with medical issues. And that's what they attacked." The Gaza CLA is located right next to the Erez crossing. On Oct. 7, the base was attacked by dozens of terrorists who blew up the entrance gate and swarmed in while firing heavily. "The terrorists were familiar with the base, they knew exactly where to go," says Tetro. "They entered my office and destroyed it to the ground." At one point, he saw among the Hamas videos two of his soldiers, Ron Sherman and Nick Beiser, being taken captive by Hamas. Their bodies were recovered in December. "Ron Sherman routinely took care of getting trucks into Gaza, for the benefit of people there." Three CLA soldiers were killed in the attack, and three more were abducted to Gaza.

2024-02-12 00:00:00

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