- Egypt Prepares for Cross-Border Influx of Wounded Palestinians from Gaza to North Sinai
CAIRO (Dispatches) – Hospitals in Egypt’s North Sinai, near the border with the Palestinian Gaza Strip, and Ismailia, near the Suez Canal, have made preparations to receive the victims of the Zionist regime’s air strikes on Gaza, Egyptian government officials told Middle East Eye.
The regime’s air strikes, ongoing since 10 May, have so far killed over 120 Gaza residents, including 31 children, and wounded over 900, according to the Health Ministry in the besieged Palestinian coastal enclave.
Gaza’s hospitals and medical professionals are struggling to respond to the needs of the casualties, but some of these victims are expected to arrive in Egypt for treatment via the shared border between Gaza and Sinai.
The General Authority for Healthcare, an executive arm of the Egyptian Ministry of Health, said on Friday that it had made preparations for treating Gaza’s wounded victims who were expected to arrive in Egypt. The authority’s head Ahmed al-Sobki told MEE that three major health facilities in Ismailia were ready to receive Gaza’s victims and offer them the necessary care.
Egyptian hospitals are busy responding to the Covid-19 pandemic as local medical teams work breathlessly to cope up with growing daily infections. Gaza has been under siege by both the Zionist regime and Egypt since 2007.