Rafah crossing receives 35 injured Palestinians for treatment in Egypt

MENA , Tuesday 26 Dec 2023

The Rafah border crossing received 17 wounded Palestinians and 18 of their companions coming from hospitals in Gaza to receive medical treatment in Egypt, a reliable medical source in North Sinai said on Tuesday.

The Rafah Border Crossing. AFP


Ambulances rushed eight of the injured to Arish General Hospital while nine others were transported to the Italian Hospital in Arish.

The official noted that the Rafah border crossing will continue to receive the injured Palestinians and treat them at the hospitals in North Sinai, Ismailia, Port Said, Suez, Cairo and Giza. 

The injuries of the wounded Palestinians included fractures and wounds to the head, eye and body.

The wounded Palestinians were transported from hospitals in Gaza to North Sinai via Rafah by Palestinian ambulances.

Since the start of the Israeli war on Gaza, Egypt has received dozens of injured Palestinians for treatment in its hospitals; most of them children, while the rest are women.

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 20,000 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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