Gaza, ALRAY – Around 3500 Patients in Gaza eagerly wait for opening the Rafah crossing on the joint borders between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, in order to travel for receiving the medical treatment in the Arab and International hospitals, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf Al-Qidra said.
In a radio statement on Monday, Al-Qidra expressed his deep concern about the seriously deteriorating health conditions in the Gaza Strip in light of the standing closure of the Rafah crossing.
The contacts underway with the Egyptian side did not result a progress until the moment in re-opening the Rafah crossing, calling Cairo to open it very soon, Al-Qidra stated.
Al-Qidra called on the International Red Cross and the medical and human rights organizations to exert pressure to open Rafah crossing and to allow the patients travel to receive the medical treatment.
It is noteworthy that since the beginning of this year, the Rafah crossing has been opened only for 19 days, during which only few hundreds of people managed to travel abroad.