The Rafah border crossing will open on Wednesday 1 November 2023 so that injured Palestinians from Gaza can be treate in Egyptian hospitals. Rafah border media director, Wael Abu Mohsen, confirmed to Anadolu that the crossing would be open. Meanwhile, the Governor of North Sinai, Egypt, Mohamed Shosha, through a statement broadcast on Egyptian TV,
The Rafah border crossing will open on Wednesday 1 November 2023 so that injured Palestinians from Gaza can be treate in Egyptian hospitals.
Rafah border media director, Wael Abu Mohsen, confirmed to Anadolu that the crossing would be open.
Meanwhile, the Governor of North Sinai, Egypt, Mohamed Shosha, through a statement broadcast on Egyptian TV, also confirmed the same thing.
In an earlier statement, Mohamed stated that North Sinai Province was ready to receive injured Palestinians as soon as the borders opened.
Palestinian journalist in Gaza, Hind Khoudary, said that as many as 81 Gaza residents who were seriously injured were allow to leave Gaza for Egypt via the Rafah border.
“Due to the severity of their injuries, they require immediate treatment,” Khoudary wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
The Rafah border crossing has been close since fighting in the Gaza Strip erupted on October 7 and parts of the area were open for several days for limited distribution of aid.
Wael noted that so far 196 aid trucks have crossed into Gaza since October 7.
The Israeli army expanded its air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip, which Israel continues to bombard after the Palestinian resistance group Hamas launched a surprise attack on October 7.
To date, more than 10,000 people, including 8,525 Palestinians and 1,538 Israelis, have died in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected numerous calls for a ceasefire in the conflict. According to him, a ceasefire is the same as “surrendering” to Hamas.
Egypt Builds Hospital Near Gaza Border to Accommodate Patients from Palestine
Egypt is building a field hospital near its border with Gaza to accommodate injured patients from Palestine, Egyptian media reported on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.
“The Health Directorate in North Sinai is working at full capacity to set up field hospitals for Palestinians injured during their entry into Egypt,” said the country’s main newspaper, Al-Ahram.
According to the newspaper, construction of the hospital is currently almost complete. The secretary general of North Sinai governorate, Osama al-Ghandour, said health facilities were ready to receive injure Palestinians “once they are allow” to enter Egypt.
“Three places have been allocate to accommodate those accompanying the injured in the towns of Sheikh Zuweid and Arish (in Sinai),” he said, as quoted by Al-Ahram.
Egypt’s state-run Extra News news channel also confirmed that final completion was underway on the field hospital.
The construction of the hospital comes as Israeli forces have expanded their air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip.
The region has been hit by relentless airstrikes and sieges since the sudden invasion by the Palestinian group Hamas on October 7. The Hamas attack killed at least 1,400 Israelis and took more than 220 hostages.
Meanwhile, more than 8,500 Palestinians have been kill since Israel’s counteroffensive began, with women and children accounting for 66 percent of the number, the Gaza Health Ministry said.
Tens of thousands of other citizens were injure and communities became increasingly desperate, director at the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Lisa Doughten said at a UN Security Council meeting on Tuesday, as they were force to break into UN warehouses to grab food and water.