Turkey, Israel and Egypt have agreed to create a coordination group to remove wounded and sick residents of the Gaza Strip, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said in X.
“During the diplomatic activities carried out to transport patients from Gaza through the Rafah border crossing, a health coordination group was also created, which included representatives of three countries (Turkey, Egypt, Israel),” he wrote.
The minister spoke about the agreements that patients, primarily children with cancer, would be sent through the Rafah checkpoint to the Egyptian hospitals Sheikh Zuwayd and El Arish. Their Turkish colleagues will also be sent to help Egyptian doctors. Next, patients will be sent for treatment to Turkey.
On October 7, Israel began bombing the Gaza Strip. This happened after the Palestinian group Hamas attacked the southern regions of the country. During the Israeli attack, about 1,400 people were killed, and more than 200 were taken hostage by militants. The Palestinian Ministry of Health said more than 10,800 people were killed as a result of Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. The number of wounded exceeds 26,400 people.
Earlier today it became known that 85 Russian citizens were included in the list for evacuation from the Gaza Strip through the Rafah checkpoint on the border with Egypt. In early November, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that it had provided the authorities of the countries involved with information about Russian citizens who had applied for evacuation from the Gaza Strip. According to media reports, there are two special Il-76 aircraft at Cairo airport to evacuate Russians from the Gaza Strip.