Egypt has been quick to help send aid into Gaza, but rigorous controls imposed by officials at the Israeli-controlled Ouja crossing have held up food aid intended for the Palestinians.
Al Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh reports from Egypt on the painstakingly slow process of getting humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip.
Barack Obama’s failure to refer directly to the war on Gaza has left some in Arab world sceptical.
While there is hope he will adopt a more neutral stance in the Arab-Israeli conflict, many believe he simply does not have the power to change the course of US foreign policy.
Zeina Khodr has been gauging opinions in the region.
As violence continues in the streets of Gaza, President-elect Obama has finally spoken out about the conflict. As Chip Reid reports, there are new questions about future U.S. policy towards Israel.