With humanitarian aid blocked at Egyptian border, Gaza draws closer to total collapse

Wounded Palestinians arrive to al-Shifa hospital on Monday following Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, central Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Abed Khaled)

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Truckloads of aid idled at Egypt’s border with Gaza as residents and humanitarian groups pleaded Monday for water, food and fuel for dying generators, saying the tiny Palestinian territory sealed off by Israel after last week’s rampage by Hamas was near total collapse.