U.S. officials have negotiated a temporary opening at the Rafah border between Gaza and Egypt for U.S. citizens in Gaza seeking to flee the violence there, said a senior State Department official
1 month ago
The launch of an Egyptian aid convoy provided by the National Alliance for Civil Action, including 115 trucks loaded with tons of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli army: The Rafah crossing is closed, and any movement that takes place through it is coordinated with the Egyptian side
Egypt has taken “unprecedented measures” to reinforce its border with Gaza and prevent any breaches, a senior Egyptian security official says - AP
United Nations: No aid is currently reaching the Gaza Strip amid the continued closure of border crossings
Residents of towns in the Hevel Shalom area, near the tri-border with Gaza and Egypt, are ordered to remain in shelters amid a suspected drone infiltration from Gaza, local authorities say
US official: Washington is holding talks to allow foreigners to leave Gaza through the Rafah crossing
The White House: We are working with Egypt and Israel to provide safe passage out of Gaza before a possible invasion
Sisi: Palestinians in Gaza "must stay steadfast and remain on their land."
Blinken: I will meet with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Egypt and Qatar
1 month ago
The Jordanian Armed Forces send the first relief aid planes to Al-Arish International Airport in preparation for their delivery to the Gaza Strip via the Rafah land crossing, in full coordination with the Egyptian authorities.
Egyptian Foreign Minister, commenting on the Gaza war: There are limits to any military action
Associated Press, citing an Egyptian source: We reject the establishment of exit corridors from Gaza for Palestinians fleeing the Strip.
Al-Sisi and the Secretary-General of the United Nations are discussing stopping the escalation in the region
Blinken: We are discussing opening safe corridors with Israel and Egypt, but the situation is complex and Israel must take steps that allow it to defend itself
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry: There is an escalation in military operations, but we have accelerated contacts with Israel, the Palestinians and international partners to calm the situation
Reuters, citing two Egyptian security sources: Cairo is moving to prevent a mass exodus from Gaza to Sinai
Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Egyptian Parliament, former Dr. Imad Gad: Egyptian convoys carrying food and medical aid will move this morning towards the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing.
Egypt warns Israel of the consequences of the "collective punishment" policy in Gaza
The Egyptian official tells @TimesofIsrael Israel has thus far dismissed Cairo's efforts to mediate any sort of de-escalation, indicating that it wants to deal a knock-out blow to Hamas first before entertaining the idea of a ceasefire
Israel is readying for a months-long ground campaign in Gaza, an Egyptian official tells @TimesofIsrael, saying that this message has been passed along from Jerusalem to Cairo
Director of the Egyptian Red Crescent in North Sinai: We stopped sending aid to Gaza after traffic stopped at the Rafah crossing
Al-Sisi: Egypt is intensifying its contacts at all levels to stop the current military confrontations between the Palestinians and Israel
The Israeli army: We bombed tunnels in Rafah that were used to smuggle weapons and equipment
His Majesty King Abdullah II issues directives to dispatch urgent humanitarian and medical aid to the Palestinians in Gaza, through Rafah crossing, in full prior coordination with Egypt, and to identify the needs of Palestinians in the West Bank for urgent action
Israeli Defense Forces: In recent days, the Israeli army has been instructing the population inside of the Gaza Strip to distance themselves from designated areas. We emphasize that there is no official call by Israel for residents of the Gaza Strip to exit into Egypt
After announcing that Egypt will allow only 2,000 people a day through Rafiah crossing from gaza, Egypt just announced that the Rafiah crossing is closed
Spokesman for the Ministry of Interior and National Security, Iyad Al-Bazm: The Rafah Crossing administration on the Egyptian side informs the Rafah Crossing crews on the Palestinian side to evacuate the crossing immediately due to threats to bomb the crossing
Egyptian security sources: Cairo will confront Israel's plan to settle the people of Gaza in Sinai, and the Palestinian people who cling to their land reject the settlement plan.
Egyptian Presidency: Sisi and Erdogan urge Hamas and Israel to end the violence immediately and protect civilians