The authorities of Egypt decided to open this Sunday the Rafah crossing, which connects the Gaza Strip with the Egyptian Sinai, in an “exceptional” way to transport the wounded Palestinians to Egyptian hospitals by ambulance, a Palestinian diplomatic source informed Efe.
The source, who asked not to be identified, said that this decision is “an act of solidarity with the Palestinian people, who are suffering brutal Israeli aggression” and that it will allow ambulances to enter and leave the Gaza Strip so that the injured in the enclave can receive medical attention.
Egyptian local media, such as the private channel Extranews, also reported on the decision, which comes just one day after a dozen Egyptian ambulances entered the Gaza Strip to transport people injured by the escalation of violence between Palestinian factions. and Israel.
However, they did not provide information on the period of time that the Rafah crossing will remain open.
The opening of Rafah is essential for the two million inhabitants of Gaza, since it is the only access that does not pass through Israel, which has maintained a tight blockade of the territory since 2007, limiting the entry and exit of people and goods.
The violence between Israel and Gaza, the worst escalation in seven years, which reached its seventh day today, has so far killed around 180 Palestinians and injured 1,200 others.
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