Hamas has made a move of opening the Rafah border crossing with Egypt amidst the heavy fighting in Gaza.
This act aims to provide an opportunity for wounded individuals and foreign citizens to receive necessary assistance and seek refuge.
As the war with Israel continues to escalate, Hamas recognizes the urgent need to facilitate the movement of people in and out of Gaza. The opening of the Rafah border crossing marks the first of a series of planned openings during this critical time.
According to the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza, the death toll has tragically surpassed 8,000 Palestinians. In light of this devastating reality, it is crucial to allow the passage of those who require urgent medical attention or who seek safety outside of the conflict zone.
On Wednesday, it was anticipated that around 500 individuals would be granted permission to cross the border. This measure offers a glimmer of hope for those in need as they can access the medical care and refuge they desperately require.
Hamas said their decision to open the border crossing demonstrates their commitment to the welfare of the people affected by the conflict, by providing a means for wounded individuals and foreign citizens to seek assistance and safety, Hamas aims to alleviate some of the suffering caused by the ongoing fighting.