More desperate families set to leave Gaza through Rafah border crossing today
The Rafah border into Egypt is set to reopen today so more foreign citizens could flee the relentless Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.
At least 320 foreign citizens on an initial list of 500, as well as dozens of severely injured Gazans, crossed into Egypt on Wednesday under a deal between Israel, Egypt and Hamas.
Passport holders from Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, the United Kingdom and the United States were evacuated.
The border crossing is set to reopen today with a diplomatic source saying some 7,500 foreign passport holders would leave Gaza over about two weeks.
Hamas claims IDF strike in congested district killed 195 people as witnesses say ‘it’s a massacre’
Israel says its forces have broken through Hamas front lines of defence
Israeli forces have broken through Hamas’ front lines of defence in northern Gaza, Israel’s military spokesperson said this morning.
An Israeli commander said the soldiers are now ‘at the gates of Gaza City’.
Pressing an offensive against Hamas terrorists, Israel has bombed Gaza by land, sea and air in its campaign to wipe out the Iran-backed Islamist group after its cross-border rampage into southern Israel on October 7.