Egyptian media and Reuters say the primary group of injured evacuees from Gaza have entered Egypt through the Rafah crossing.
It comes after a deal, mediated by Qatar, was struck between Egypt, Israel and Hamas. It will likely be run in coordination with the US.
An inventory of individuals with international passports who can go away Gaza through the Rafah crossing has been agreed between Israel and Egypt, in line with Reuters, quoting an unnamed Western official.
In the meantime, the UK’s International Workplace stated the Rafah crossing will open for “managed and time-limited intervals” to let “particular teams” of foreigners and significantly wounded individuals go away Gaza.
Israel-Gaza newest: First injured evacuees enter Egypt from Gaza through Rafah crossing – reports
It added it is subsequently doubtless the departure of British nationals “will happen in phases over the approaching days”.
“We’ve got been working at each stage of presidency to make sure the Rafah crossing may open and permit all British nationals to depart Gaza,” the division stated in an announcement.
International Secretary James Cleverly says UK groups are prepared to help British nationals within the Gaza Strip as quickly as they’re able to go away.
UK officers have been despatched to the world to offer assist, the international workplace added.
Rafah is Gaza’s solely gateway to the remainder of the world that is in a roundabout way managed by Israel.
It’s beneath the management of Egypt as a part of an settlement with Israel and the European Union.
Nonetheless, it has by no means been a traditional, absolutely open border crossing.
Through the years it has been closed for days, weeks and months at a time. When it does open it is usually intermittent and might all of the sudden shut once more.
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