Skip to comments.Egypt opens border to wounded Palestinians
Posted on 07/10/2014 4:52:01 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
Rafah is Gaza's only border crossing that bypasses Israel, which has hammered the coastal strip in response to Palestinian rocket fire. AFP Photo
Egypt opened its Rafah border crossing to Gaza on Thursday to receive wounded Palestinians as Israel pounded the enclave with air strikes, an official at the border said.
Hospitals in north Sinai, which borders Gaza and Israel, have been placed on standby to receive the Palestinians, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported.
The crossing is usually closed, with Egyptian officials citing the tense security situation in Sinai, where the army is battling an Islamist insurgency.
Rafah is Gaza's only border crossing that bypasses Israel, which has hammered the coastal strip in response to Palestinian rocket fire.
The air strikes have killed at least 70 people since the operation began on Tuesday, including 11 women and 18 children, according to medical reports.
The IDF needs to close that border.
Any Palestinian who crosses the border should imediately be pronounced Egyptian.
They’re already egyptian.
Why should the IDF close the border?
Why not just open the border and pushes the Palies over it and let them be the problem of the Egyptian government?
to cut off any supplies and personnel from Egypt. When they run out of ammo and food, they will be easier to defeat.