Egyptian media reported to the Egyptian News Agency that the border between Egypt and Gaza will also be opened on Wednesday to transport wounded Palestinians. France Press agency. Previously, the border was only open to a limited number of trucks carrying humanitarian aid.
The wounded will be allowed to cross the Rafah border crossing and then receive further treatment in Egypt. At the border, it will be determined who is eligible to receive medical care in Egyptian hospitals. This concerns at least 81 people who were seriously injured, the news agency reported Reuters.
Medical teams will be present at the border crossing to examine the injured and determine the hospitals to which they will be sent. A field hospital will also be opened in the city of Sheikh Zuweid, about 15 kilometers from Rafah.
It is now said that several ambulances have arrived on the Egyptian side of the border. Reports say that security measures are also being beefed up on this side The Times of Israel. Pictures show dozens of Egyptian tanks gathered in Rafah.
Meanwhile, trucks carrying emergency aid cross from Egypt into the Gaza Strip. The White House reported that in the past 24 hours, 66 trucks entered the Palestinian territories.
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Israel fears that emergency aid will eventually end up in the hands of Hamas
The United States has been insisting for some time on opening the border crossing. The Americans want their citizens and other foreigners to be able to leave the Gaza Strip. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “significant progress has been made in recent hours.”
According to the United States, there are no indications that emergency aid has ultimately reached Hamas’ hands. Israel has repeatedly expressed concerns about the possibility of Hamas benefiting from aid.
The border post was already open to trucks carrying humanitarian aid in recent days. More than two hundred trucks carrying water, food and medical supplies crossed the border.
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