Rafah crossing remains open to allow aid to Palestinians

MENA , Wednesday 16 Jun 2021

Rafah crossing
File photo: Egyptian soldiers stand guard at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza (Photo: Reuters)

Egyptian authorities continued to keep the Rafah border crossing open to receive wounded Palestinians and allow the delivery of humanitarian relief assistance into the Gaza Strip.

According to official sources Wednesday, the crossing will remain open to allow entry of relief materials into the Gaza Strip for the reconstruction of the impoverished Palestinian enclave after the widespread destruction it witnessed due to last month’s Israeli onslaught.

A number of ambulances were on hand at the crossing to receive injured Palestinians, including those in critical condition, and move them to Egyptian hospitals for treatment, the sources said.

The crossing is open according to directives of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

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