Egypt warns against 'dire humanitarian repercussions' of closing Rafah Crossing


Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry stressed on Monday the importance of resuming deliveries of aid to the Gaza Strip after Israel halted access through the Rafah Border Crossing.

According to the Egyptian foreign ministry, Shoukry spoke with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and reiterated the dire humanitarian repercussions that will affect more than 1.4 million Palestinians in Rafah. It's as a result of the closure of the border crossing and the ongoing wide-scale Israeli attacks.

Egypt's top diplomat also stressed the serious security risks resulting from the ongoing Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip, especially in the Palestinian city of Rafah, and the relevant threats to regional stability.

Egypt has been working alongside the UAE in over 49 joint airdrop missions, to deliver humanitarian aid to the Gaza strip.

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