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335 foreign passport holders leave Gaza via Rafah crossing

On Wednesday, a Palestinian official reported that 335 individuals holding foreign passports successfully departed the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing, heading into Egypt.

Anadolu Agency MIDDLE EAST
Published November 01,2023

A Palestinian official said Wednesday that 335 foreign passport holders left the Gaza Strip via Rafah crossing into Egypt.

"Some 335 foreign passport holders left the strip," Wael Abu Mohsen, the media director of the Rafah border crossing, said in a statement.

Abu Mohsen earlier told Anadolu that 110 foreign passport holders had crossed the terminal into Egypt.

He said that 76 injured Palestinians were transported by 17 ambulances from Gaza to Egypt via the terminal.

The Palestinian spokesman said 51 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid moved into Gaza through the Rafah crossing on Wednesday.

Dozens of foreigners and Palestinians with dual citizenship have gathered at the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing since early morning to leave the Gaza Strip, which has been under relentless Israeli airstrikes since Oct. 7 following a cross-border attack by Hamas.

Egyptian media also aired footage of vehicles, trucks and ambulances crossing the Rafah terminal from Gaza into Egypt.

The Israeli army has expanded its air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip, which has been under relentless airstrikes since the surprise attack by Hamas on Oct. 7.

More than 10,300 people have since been killed in the conflict, including at least 8,796 Palestinians and more than 1,538 Israelis.

Besides the large number of casualties and displacement, basic supplies are running low for the 2.3 million people in Gaza due to the Israeli siege.