Egypt has received the first group of Russian nationals evacuated from the Gaza Strip amid the ongoing Israeli war, totaling 70 individuals, the Russian News Agency TASS reported on Monday.
The Russian group will leave for Moscow today, said Daniil Martynov, adviser to the Russian Minister of Emergency Situations.
Al-Arabiya reported on Monday that procedures for the evacuation of 300 foreign passport holders have been finalized.
Since Wednesday 1 November, Egypt has received hundreds of foreign nationals in Gaza, with the country planning to help evacuate 7,000 foreign nationals trapped in the strip.
Egypt has also received many injured Palestinians and cancer patients from the strip as all hospitals in Gaza have gone out of service due to Israeli attacks and lack of fuel due to the siege imposed on the enclave.
Egypt has also dispatched hundreds of humanitarian aid trucks to Gaza through the Rafah border crossing coming from its institutions as well as international organizations and different world countries.
The Israeli war in Gaza since 7 October has killed more than 11,000 Palestinians, most of whom are children, and left over 28,000 people injured, according to the Palestinian authorities in the strip.
Source: Egypt Today