Egypt's humanitarian aid to Gaza reaches Rafah

Ahram Online , Friday 21 May 2021


Egypt's humanitarian aid, that was sent for the Palestinian people, reached Rafah early Friday to help the Palestinians following the Israeli attacks.

Food and medical supplies were included as well as other kinds of humanitarian aid. This comes on behalf of the Egyptian people to the Palestinian people, said a group of Egyptian Parties in a statement issued about the aid.

The parties participating in the aid are Mostaqbal Watan (Future of the Homeland) party, Guardians of the Nation, People’s Republican and The Egyptian Coordination’s Committee of Parties' Youth Leaders and Politicians (CPYP).

Headed by 27 MPs and the Leader of the Mostaqbal Watan party MP Ashraf Rashad, the aid includes 80 trucks.
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi already announced on Tuesday the allocation of $500 million as part of an Egyptian initiative for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.

Egypt has also opened the Rafah crossing to receive injured cases from Gaza and to treat them in North Sinai’s hospitals.

According to the latest count released by the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, 243 people were killed in the latest attacks, including 17 women, 66 children and 17 elderly people. There were also 1,910 injured people. Moreover, Gaza's infrastructure has been devastated by Israeli airstrikes.

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