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Business News/ News / World/  Israel-Hamas war: First batch of foreign-passport holders leave Gaza through Egypt's Rafah crossing
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Israel-Hamas war: First batch of foreign-passport holders leave Gaza through Egypt's Rafah crossing

Ambulances were also seen entering the besieged enclave, with more than 80 wounded Palestinians set to be transferred for treatment in Egypt.

Palestinians with dual citizenship walk at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, in the hope of getting permission to leave Gaza, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, November 1, 2023. REUTERS/Arafat Barbakh (REUTERS)Premium
Palestinians with dual citizenship walk at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, in the hope of getting permission to leave Gaza, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, November 1, 2023. REUTERS/Arafat Barbakh (REUTERS)

Some foreign-passport holders began crossing from Gaza into Egypt, the first such group since around the start of the Israel-Hamas war last month, according to footage aired by Arab TV channels.

Images showed crowds of people carrying baggage assembled around the gates at the Rafah border point

Militant group Hamas, which controls the Palestinian territory, said earlier Wednesday it expected some foreigners and dual nationals to be allowed into Egypt. It published a list that included workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross and nationals from Australia, Austria, Jordan and Indonesia.

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Ambulances were also seen entering the besieged enclave, with more than 80 wounded Palestinians set to be transferred for treatment in Egypt. Authorities have set up a field hospital in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid.

Egypt, which has the only non-Israeli controlled crossing with Gaza, is a lifeline for crucial humanitarian aid for the territory’s 2.3 million residents. More than 8,500 Palestinians have been killed in the conflict, according to authorities in Hamas-run Gaza.

Hamas is designated a terrorist organization by the US and the EU.

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Published: 01 Nov 2023, 03:34 PM IST
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