25 July 2014

Egypt: Rafah Crossing Receives Injured Palestinians, Allows Entry of Tons of Aid to Gaza

As many as 6.815 persons crossed both the two Egyptian and Palestinian sides of Rafah terminal since it was opened on July 10, according to statistics issued by Rafah border crossing.

The crossing was opened to allow the injured Palestinians to enter Egypt so as to receive treatment in the Egyptian hospitals.

The statistics showed that the Palestinians who traveled to Gaza reached 1.217, while the Palestinians who arrived to the Egyptian side hit 2.491.

The number of the Egyptians who went to Gaza hit 71, while the Egyptians coming from Gaza reached 970. The number of the injured who arrived in Egypt to receive treatment reached 61 persons and their companions amounted to 56 persons.

Meanwhile, opening the terminal allowed humanitarian aid to enter the Palestinian territories as the food stuff which entered to the Arab country reached 561 tons and the medical aid amounted to 37 tons.

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