An injured Palestinian woman is stretchered onto an ambulance by Egyptian paramedics on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing on December 4, 2023. AFP
Twenty ambulances were stationed at the Rafah Crossing to support and transport the injured from Gaza, according to the Egyptian TV news channel.
Until 29 November, Egypt has received 575 injured Palestinians from Gaza for treatment in Egyptian hospitals; the majority of whom are children while the rest are women.
Late last week, Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population has launched an initiative to treat 1,000 children wounded in Israel's attack on the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, Qatari Minister of International Cooperation Lolwah Al-Khater announced that the first batch of Palestinians injured in Gaza were evacuated and arrived in Doha for treatment.
In a post on “X”, Al-Khater thanked the Egyptian Ministry of Health and the Egyptian Red Crescent for their cooperation and for facilitating the transfer and evacuation of patients.
On Sunday, the Qatari government announced that 1,500 Palestinian patients will be transferred from Gaza to Egypt for treatment at the expense of Qatar’s ruler, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.
Turkey and the UAE launched similar initiatives last month.