180 aid trucks enter Gaza through Rafah crossing; Egypt receives eight wounded Palestinians

Ahram Online , Sunday 31 Dec 2023

A total of 180 aid trucks entered the Gaza Strip on Sunday through the Rafah border crossing, delivering humanitarian aid, relief materials, medical supplies, and water to the Palestinians in the besieged strip.

File Photo: A fuel truck on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing, drives toward the southern Gaza Strip. AFP


In addition, the Rafah border crossing received eight wounded Palestinians along with nine companions coming from hospitals in the Gaza Strip to receive medical treatment in Egypt.

Ambulances rushed the injured and their companions to hospitals in North Sinai, Ismailia, Port Said, and Cairo, according to the Middle East News Agency (MENA) in Egypt.

Meanwhile, 145 Egyptian citizens were evacuated through the crossing, along with 65 Palestinians.

Moreover, a French aid plane will arrive on Sunday at Arish airport, accompanied by a high-level French delegation.

Since the start of the Israeli war on Gaza, over 20,000 wounded Palestinians from Gaza have been accommodated at Egyptian hospitals, Egypt's Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said on Wednesday.

Abdel-Ghaffar further revealed that 25 designated hospitals are actively receiving and treating the injured coming from Gaza through the Rafah border crossing in North Sinai.

In late November, the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population launched an initiative to treat 1,000 children wounded in Israel's attack on the Gaza Strip.

Israel has so far killed over 21,000 Palestinians, most of whom are children and women, and wounded thousands more.

Egypt has been pushing for an extended ceasefire in the war-torn strip and sustained access to humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of civilians there.


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