Mon, 21 Jun 2021

CAIRO, May 16 (Xinhua) -- A number of Palestinians injured in Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip arrived in Egypt on Sunday through the Rafah crossing to receive treatment, the official MENA news agency reported.

Medical teams were on the Egyptian side of the crossing to assess the Palestinians' conditions before transferring them to Egyptian hospitals to receive treatment, the report said.

A number of Egyptian ambulances parked near the border with Gaza in order to take more injured Palestinians to Egyptian hospitals.

The exceptional opening of the Rafah crossing, the only land terminal between Egypt and Gaza, came upon the directions of the Egyptian leadership to treat the injured Palestinians, the MENA said.

Over the past week, the armed conflict between Israel and the Hamas-led militant groups in Gaza has been escalating, marking the fiercest fighting between the two sides since 2014.

The clashes have killed at least 190 Palestinians in Gaza and 10 people in Israel, while wounding over 1,500 people, including Palestinians and Israelis.

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