Egypt Watch

Egypt allocates half a billion dollars to Gaza reconstruction

The Egyptian authorities announced that it would provide $500 million as an Egyptian initiative to be allocated to benefit the reconstruction process in the Gaza Strip due to recent events.

Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said that this decision comes in collaboration with the Egyptian companies specialised in participating in the implementation of the reconstruction process.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, the number of victims of the Israeli aggression on the Strip rose to 213, including 61 children and 36 women, in addition to 1,400 wounded. The number of martyrs in the West Bank reached 23 with hundreds wounded. As a result of the Israeli bombing since May 10, the total losses incurred by the sector amounted to $244 million, and the aggression caused significant material losses and damage to infrastructure, citizens’ homes, and farms.

The Egyptian authorities provided the residents of the Gaza Strip with 13 trucks of food and medical aid in the face of the continuous Israeli aggression for the tenth day in a row. Sources said that the Egyptian Red Crescent delivered urgent aid to its Palestinian counterpart through the Rafah land crossing gate in North Sinai Governorate on the Egyptian-Palestinian border.

The move comes after the Egyptian government decided to allocate some hospitals to receive the wounded and injured from the Gaza Strip. It also sent ambulances to the Rafah crossing to transport the wounded Palestinians.

Last Sunday, the Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah Crossing on an exceptional basis to allow the transport of injured people as well as the passage of students and those in need of medical care and humanitarian cases.