Rafah crossing receives 12 more injured Palestinians for treatment in Egypt

Ahram Online , Thursday 28 Dec 2023

The Rafah border crossing received Thursday 12 wounded Palestinians and 10 of their companions coming from hospitals in Gaza to receive medical treatment in Egypt, a reliable medical source in North Sinai said.

File Photo: A wounded Palestinian child crosses from the Gaza Strip into the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing with the Palestinian enclave following their evacuation. AFP


Palestinian patients were transported by Egyptian ambulances to receive treatment in various medical facilities, including hospitals in North Sinai, Port Said, and the French field hospital ship at the port of Arish.

According to a source, the injuries sustained by the Palestinians were diverse, ranging from eye and head injuries to wounds, fractures, burns, and limb amputations. The hospitals currently providing care for these patients are conducting all necessary surgeries.

The source also pointed out that the Rafah crossing received 300 holders of dual nationalities and foreign passports.

On Wednesday, Egypt’s Health Minister said in the weekly cabinet meeting that Egyptian hospitals have accommodated over 20,000 wounded Palestinians from Gaza since the start of the war in October.

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