Egypt’s Chairman of State Information Service (SIS) Diaa Rashwan said that the Palestinian-Israeli truce is proceeding for the first day of its extension without obstructions, thanks to intensified efforts by Egypt and Qatar, with the US’ support.
In this context, Egypt continued its intensive efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip through Rafah crossing since the commencement of the Israeli aggression on October 21.
Egypt extended about 70% of assistance to the enclave, he said, adding that scores of countries and organizations provided aid to the enclave.
He said Egypt has so far received 239 air flights.
Rashawn explained that the volume of medical aid brought into the Gaza Strip until Tuesday amounted to 2,973 tons, 11,972 tons of food aid, 9,111 tons of water, 127 tents and tarpaulins, in addition to 2,670 tons of other relief materials.
Rashwan pointed out that 1,178 tons of fuel had been brought in until Tuesday, and that the total number of trucks that crossed from the Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip reached 2,670 trucks.
The head of SIS noted that Egypt had received, in the same period, 575 injured Gazans for treatment in Egyptian hospitals, along with about 320 companions, in addition to the crossing of 8,691 foreign nationals and dual nationals, and 1,258 Egyptians from Gaza, and facilitating the entry of 421 Palestinians stuck in Egypt to Gaza Strip.
Diaa Rashwan ended his statements by reaffirming the continuation of Egyptian efforts to work to accelerate the transfer of humanitarian aid to contribute to limiting the aggravation of the humanitarian crisis for our Palestinian brothers in the Gaza Strip.