Rafah Border Crossing To Reopen For Evacuations Amid Rising Gaza Death Toll In Israel-Hamas Crisis

Grand News Network | November 7, 2023

The Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt is set to reopen for evacuations, local officials declared on Monday. This decision follows a two-day closure in response to an Israeli hit on an ambulance convoy in Gaza.

According to the Financial Times report, a spokesperson for the crossing announced that an unspecified number of Egyptians and foreigners would be permitted to leave. Their names were previously listed last week when exits were temporarily allowed amid the ongoing war between Hamas and Israel.

On Monday, The Red Cross stated it had led a four-ambulance convoy transferring patients from Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City to the crossing. The announcements come amid growing international pressure for a humanitarian ceasefire to allow aid into the besieged Gaza.

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