RAFAH — Egypt received wounded Palestinians on Wednesday, from the Gaza Strip via the Rafah Crossing, the only linking point between Egypt and the enclave, according to a security source.
Five wounded are now on their way to the Arish Hospital in North Sinai Governorate, the source told Xinhua on conditions of anonymity.
He said a total of 81 wounded will enter Egypt today as the first batch.
Meanwhile, nearly 500 foreign passport holders will cross into Egypt after entry of the wounded group, the source added.
Forty ambulances passed through the Egyptian side of Rafah crossing in the morning to transfer the wounded Palestinians from the strip, the source said, adding that Egypt has allocated three areas in Arish and Shiekh Zuweid cities to host families of the wounded.
Eight Egyptian hospitals in North Sinai and Cairo are prepared to treat the wounded, he added.
Meanwhile, some 70 humanitarian aid trucks crossed Rafah en route to Gaza in the morning.
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly on Tuesday visited the Rafah crossing and inspected the process of humanitarian aid delivery to Gaza. — Bernama-Xinhua