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Gaza: Sick and wounded civilians are unable to travel through Rafah crossing

Tuesday 7-May-2024


The health ministry in the Gaza Strip has warned that many patients and wounded civilians will not be able to travel for medical treatment abroad after the Israeli occupation army has seized control of the Rafah border crossing.

“We have travel lists for thousands of wounded and sick people, but now they are barred from traveling abroad,” the health ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

The health ministry also said that the closure of the Rafah crossing prevented trucks carrying medical and fuel supplies from reaching Gaza hospitals.

The health ministry called on the countries that already pledged to receive patients and wounded citizens to fulfill their commitments in this regard and work urgently to facilitate their departure from Gaza through the Rafah crossing.

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