Egypt continues opening Rafah crossing to facilitate entry of Palestinian

Egypt continues opening Rafah crossing to facilitate entry of Palestinian Tue, May. 25, 2021
CAIRO - 25 May 2020: The Egyptian authorities on Tuesday continued an exceptional opening of the Rafah border crossing for the tenth day in a row to allow the entry of the stranded, patients and humanitarian cases as well as the wounded coming from the Gaza Strip, in addition to assistance offered to the Palestinians.

The Rafah terminal was open from both sides to facilitate the entry of Palestinian, Arab and foreign stranded from the coastal enclave, said reliable sources.

The crossing also received the injured and humanitarian cases from Gaza, the sources said, adding it allows the passage of humanitarian aid into the Strip as per the political leadership's directives.

The terminal will remain open until Thursday, according to the sources.

Egypt had exceptionally opened the crossing to enable people stranded on the two sides to cross and to deliver aid to Gazans.

Egypt announced on May 17, allocating a total of 165 ambulances and 11 hospitals for the treatment of the Palestinians injured due to the Israeli aggression on Gaza, which claimed the lives of dozens of Palestinians.

Health Minister Hala Zayed reviewed with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly the state's plan to transfer and support the injured Palestinians coming from Gaza, amid the week-long aggression on the strip.

In a Cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Zayed said the ministry has allocated 165 ambulances to transfer the injured Palestinians, including 50 equipped with intensive care units and ventilators.

Egypt has taken political and diplomatic steps to encourage ceasefire, condemn the Israeli aggression and support the Palestinian’s legitimate rights.

In his speech delivered before a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) session on May 16, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry stipulated that the current Israeli aggression against Palestinians mandates the Security Council to fulfill its duties by thoroughly examining the root causes and backing the only fair and sustainable solution that is the two-state solution.