Egypt Opens 11 Hospitals to Treat Wounded Palestinians from Gaza

Egypt has now designated 11 hospitals to treat wounded Palestinians amidst escalating violence in Gaza, after it opened the Rafah border over the weekend to allow for the passage of those needing medical assistance. 

This in addition to allocating 165 ambulances in response to the increasing number of casualties in Gaza Strip, according to the Egyptian health ministry. 

Health minister Hala Zayed said Egypt has sent 65 tons of medical supplies to Palestine, state media MENA reported on Monday. 

“Evacuating and receiving process has been carried out via the [health ministry’s] Central Chamber Operations Centre, North Sinai Operations Centre, and the Egyptian Ambulance Authority’s Operations Centre,” Zayed also said. 

Meanwhile, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has vowed to provide $500 million for Gaza’s reconstruction in a statement Tuesday. 

“Egypt will provide $500 million… for the reconstruction process in the Gaza Strip as a result of recent events, with expert Egyptian construction companies implementing the rebuilding,” the statement said. 

More than 200 Palestinians have been killed by airstrikes, according to the Gaza Health Ministry while at least 10 have been killed in Israel. 

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