Cyprus is poised to begin immediate humanitarian aid shipments to Gaza via a new maritime corridor, pending international approval.

Cyprus' President Nikos Christodoulides announced the nation's readiness to ship large quantities of aid to Gaza once a ceasefire or conducive conditions emerge. The maritime corridor from Larnaca to Gaza aims to supplement the limited aid reaching the enclave via Egypt. Intense diplomacy surrounds the initiative, garnering support from the EU and US, while requiring intricate negotiations due to Israeli military operations. Israeli officials have shown favor towards the project, which includes vigilant vetting of shipments to prevent Hamas from commandeering supplies.