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Casualties of Israeli onslaught on Gaza evacuated to Egypt

ARISH, Monday, May 17, 2021 (WAFA) – More Palestinians wounded in the ongoing Israeli onslaught on Gaza were evacuated to Egypt on Monday for treatment, according to a diplomat.

Palestinian ambassador to Egypt Diab Al-Louh, who also serves as the Palestinian Envoy to the Arab League, said that the casualties of the Israeli bombardment of Gaza started to flow to the Egyptian hospitals via Rafah border crossing in line with President Mahmoud Abbas’ instructions.

He added that Egyptian medical staff were deployed on the Egyptian side of the crossing, prepared to provide treatment to the injured before referring the latter to the designated hospitals.

He pointed that work is underway to evacuate the remaining casualties as the death toll in Gaza continued to climb on the eighth consecutive day of relentless ground and aerial bombardment of Gaza that marks the largest conflagration since the 2014 Israeli onslaught on the strip.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the overall death toll since the latest onslaught began reached 200, including 59 children and 35 women, and wounded some 1300 others.

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