247 aid trucks enter Gaza form Rafah, Karm Abu Salem crossings Tuesday

Ahram Online , Tuesday 9 Apr 2024

247 aid trucks crossed into the Gaza Strip via the Rafah and Karm Abu Salem crossings on Tuesday, informed sources in the governorate of North Sinai stated.

File Photo: People on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing watch as a convoy of lorries carrying humanitarian aid crosses to the Gaza Strip. AFP


The sources also noted that 830 individuals crossed into Egypt from Gaza, including 320 Egyptians, 300 Palestinians with residency permits, and 140 foreigners.

This also included 36 Palestinians injured in the Israeli war and 34 companions, according to a source at Rafah crossing who spoke to the Egyptian state news agency (MENA).

The Palestinian injured were transferred from hospitals in Gaza, including Al-Aqsa, Kamal Edwan, European, Nasser, Youssef Najjar, and the Turkish hospital.

They are set to be admitted for treatment at Egyptian hospitals in North Sinai, Ismailia, Suez, Port Said, Cairo, Giza, Sharqiya, and Qalyoubia.

Meanwhile, Al-Qahera News channel reported that Rafah crossing will continue to operate normally during Eid Al-Fitr, which will kick off on Wednesday.

Since the beginning of the war on 7 October, Egypt has delivered aid to Gaza through ground crossings and several airdrops.

As of Sunday, Egypt has increased the number of humanitarian aid trucks entering the strip to 300 trucks daily, according to Diaa Rashwan, the Head of Egypt's State Information Service (SIS). 

Since the start of Israel’s brutal war on Gaza, 19,354 trucks have entered the strip. 

These trucks carried 19,952 tons of medical supplies, 10,435 tons of fuel, 123,453 tons of food, 26,692 tons of water, 44,103 tons of other relief materials, and 2,023 tons of tents and tarpaulin, Rashwan noted.

Rashwan added that Egypt received 3,764 injured and sick people from Gaza and 6,191 accompanying them and provided 123 fully equipped ambulances.

Furthermore, the country, he said, safely evacuated 66,759 foreign nationals (including those with dual citizenship) and 6,330 Egyptians from the bombarded and besieged strip.

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