Thousands of civilians crossed the Rafah border amid the Israel-Hamas war. An Egyptian border official as said that so far on Tuesday, a total of 114 foreign nationals have been evacuated from Gaza to Egypt through the Rafah border crossing. The official further said that four injured Palestinians reached Egypt for treatment through the crossing.
Thousands of civilians cross the Rafah border amid the Israel-Hamas war. The Rafah border crossing reopened on Tuesday to facilitate the entry of foreign nationals and injured Palestinians from Gaza into Egypt.
Coordination of Government Activities (COGAT) gave this information on Tuesday. COGAT posted a video on X (formerly Twitter) showing thousands of civilians crossing the border to save their lives amid the Israel-Hamas war.
114 foreign nationals evacuated from Rafa border
Sharing the video, COGAT said, ‘Thousands of people pass through the evacuation corridor that the Israel Defense Forces has opened for civilians in northern Gaza to move towards the south.’ An Egyptian border official said that so far on Tuesday, a total of 114 foreign nationals have been evacuated from Gaza to Egypt through the Rafah border crossing. The official further said that four injured Palestinians reached Egypt for treatment through the crossing.
The number of injured Palestinians reached 30
This brings the total number of Palestinians seriously injured by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza who have been transferred to Egypt to 105. At least 30 more injured patients are expected to arrive in the country today, the official said. Earlier yesterday, after the border opened, many people had crossed the border. Let us tell you that the crossing was closed over the weekend after the Israeli air attack on the Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance.
The only access point in and out of Gaza
For your information, the Rafah border crossing is the only access point in and out of Gaza which is not controlled by Israel. Last week, an agreement was reached to allow foreign passport holders and seriously injured civilians to depart through Rafah.
Meanwhile, nine seriously injured Palestinians injured in Israeli air strikes in Gaza were allowed to enter Egypt for medical treatment on Monday, an Egyptian border official said. With this, the total number of Palestinians transferred to Egypt for treatment increased to 93.
Only people included in the list will be able to cross the Rafah border.
The General Authority for Crossings and Borders in Gaza announced that the Rafah crossing had been opened to listed foreign nationals and Egyptian citizens from 1 November. Only those on the list are allowed to cross. According to CNN reports, about 30 trucks have been allowed passage every day, although the Palestinian Red Crescent Society once again stressed that fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip have not yet been allowed.