MADRID, 15 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
A total of 24 people with Spanish passports have received authorization to leave the Gaza Strip this Wednesday through the Rafah crossing, on the border with Egypt, as announced by the authorities of the Palestinian enclave, controlled by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas). ).
Thus, the General Authority for Crossings and Borders in the Gaza Strip, dependent on the Gaza Ministry of the Interior, has specified that 24 Spanish citizens will be able to leave Gaza as part of the approximately 575 people who have received authorization to cross the Rafá crossing. during today's day.
They are joined by 103 Russians, one hundred Swedes, 83 Americans, 51 Norwegians, 48 Belarusians, 42 Bosnians, 30 Irish, 27 Kazakhs, fourteen Bahrainis, ten Swiss, five Austrians, five Moldovans and 34 other people whose nationality has not been specified.
The agency has specified that these people "must be present at 7:00 a.m. (local time) in the exterior corridor of the crossing," in order to exit the Strip. The Rafá crossing opened on November 2 for the first time since October 7 to allow the evacuation of the wounded and the departure of foreign citizens. Previously, it had been opened on several occasions, but only to allow humanitarian aid to enter Gaza.
The attacks carried out by Hamas in Israel left nearly 1,200 dead and more than 240 kidnapped. Authorities in Gaza, controlled by the Islamist group, have reported more than 11,300 deaths in the Strip, while more than 180 Palestinians have died at the hands of Israeli forces or in attacks by settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.