Rafah crossing receives 21 wounded Palestinians, evacuates 132 foreigners

Ahram Online , Saturday 23 Dec 2023

The Rafah Border Crossing received Saturday 21 wounded Palestinians and their companions coming from hospitals in the Gaza Strip for treatment in Egyptian hospitals, a reliable medical source told Egyptian state news agency MENA.

The Rafah border crossing


The wounded Palestinians will receive treatment at the Sheikh Zuweid and Arish General hospitals in North Sinai, the Abu-Khalifa Hospital and the Medical Complex in Ismailia, the Atfal Misr hospital in Cairo, and the floating French hospital in Arish Port.

The source added that the patients were brought to the crossing by Palestinian ambulances.

According to sources at the Rafah Port, the border crossing was opened early Saturday in both directions for the evacuation of 132 foreigners from Norway, Ukraine, Ireland, the Netherlands, the US, and Morocco.

No information was provided about whether any aid entered Gaza during the opening.

Egypt has received nearly 300 injured Palestinians for treatment in its hospitals since the start of the Israeli war on Gaza last October, half of them children.

Since the start of the war, Egypt has called on the international community to pressure Israel to keep the Rafah Border Crossing permanently open to deliver aid to the strip. 

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