Egypt received on Sunday about 500 dual nationals and seven wounded Palestinians from the war-battered Gaza Strip, local media reported.
The evacuees arrived in Egypt via the Rafah crossing, the only linking point between Egypt and the besieged enclave. The injured will be transferred to hospitals in Egypt for treatment, Egypt’s Al Qahera News TV reported.
Meanwhile, more than 70 trucks carrying life-saving aid have been prepared on the Egyptian side to be sent to Gaza, the channel reported.
Since Nov. 1, hundreds of foreign and dual nationals have entered Egypt to escape a grinding conflict between the Israeli army and Palestinian militants.
Israel’s attacks on Gaza have so far killed more than 11,100 Palestinians, including more than 4,600 children and 3,100 women, and wounded over 28,000 others, according to Gaza’s health ministry.
The Israeli escalation followed a massive attack launched by the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) that runs Gaza, which killed about 1,200 people in Israel.
Hamas also took more than 200 people to Gaza as hostages during the attack.
Source: English News