The Rafah crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt has been reopened by the Hamas government to facilitate the evacuation of foreigners, dual nationals, and wounded Palestinians from the area being targeted by Israeli forces. After a temporary closure due to a dispute over the passage of ambulances, the terminal was reopened following an agreement between Hamas and Israel, mediated by Egypt. As part of this arrangement, 30 wounded individuals were permitted to cross the border.
Today, six ambulances arrived at the Egyptian side of the Rafah crossing, carrying wounded Palestinians who will be transported to hospitals, according to a border official. In addition to this, the White House announced on Sunday that over 300 Americans, US residents, and their families have been successfully evacuated from the Gaza Strip. Furthermore, approximately 100 British nationals were able to leave the Gaza Strip via the Rafah crossing, as confirmed by the British government.
Egypt has also expressed its commitment to facilitating the evacuation of around 7,000 foreigners through the Rafah crossing. Meanwhile, the health ministry in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip reported on Monday that the death toll from the Israeli bombardment has now surpassed 10,000. In response to the October 7 attacks by Hamas, which resulted in the death of 1,400 individuals, predominantly civilians, and the hostage-taking of over 240 people, Israeli forces have intensified their ground offensive in Gaza.