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Up to 1,526 passengers cross between Egypt and Gaza Strip through Rafah borders

Up to 1,526 passengers crossed the Rafah land crossing in North Sinai in both directions between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, in addition to the entry of 93 fuel and aid trucks into the Strip.

A North Sinai source said on Tuesday that 1,567 people had arrived in Egyptian territory from the Gaza Strip via the Rafah land crossing gate, including 38 wounded, 54 patients, 258 escorts, 1,147 Palestinian citizens.

According to the source, the following aid groups and nations dispatched:

  • Nine people from the Red Cross
  • One from the Glia Foundation
  • Two doctors from Malaysia
  • Three people from the International First Aid
  • Three from the Save the Child Foundation
  • One from the UK Med
  • Twelve from the United Nations
  • Twelve from BAMA
  • One person from the ACTED Foundation
  • Three from CADUS
  • Four from Fajr Scientific
  • One from the International Guarantee
  • Two from Doctors Without Borders
  • Four from the Ideals Foundation
  • One from the Enlightenment Foundation
  • One from the Action Against Hunger Foundation
  • Five from the Handicap Foundation
  • Five from the Emirates

The source added that 59 passengers left Egyptian territory for the Gaza Strip through the crossing gate, including 16 Palestinian citizens, a person from the Anera Foundation, 25 people from the United Nations, five people from the Emirates, and 12 people from the Red Cross.

Up to 93 trucks were allowed to enter through the Rafah land crossing gate, including four private cooking gas trucks, 35 trucks of various aid, and 54 private sector trucks.

According to the source, the aid and private sector trucks included food, flour, clothing, shoes, cleaning materials, medical supplies, medicines, drinking water, vegetables, fruits, rice, and frozen foods.

The aid trucks were allowed to enter in coordination with the Egyptian Red Crescent, its Palestinian counterpart in the Gaza Strip, and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), according to the needs of the Strip and after taking the necessary procedures.

The Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah land crossing in North Sinai to allow aid trucks to enter the Gaza Strip and to receive wounded and injured Palestinians, their companions, and Palestinian and Egyptian passport holders.

In addition, UN and solidarity delegations are allowed to enter the Strip.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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