Watch: Gaza-Egypt border crossing expected to reopen to allow humanitarian aid in

Lucy Leeson
Monday 16 October 2023 08:16 BST

Watch footage from a live feed as a Gaza-Egypt border crossing was expected to reopen on Monday 16 October to allow humanitarian aid in.

Egypt was set to reopen the Rafah crossing into Gaza this morning to allow foreign citizens and others to evacuate ahead of an expected Israeli ground offensive.

The US Embassy in Israel told its citizens in Gaza to “move closer” to the border as it may only “open for a limited time” while the situation remains “fluid and unpredictable”.

It comes as Joe Biden warned Israel that occupying Gaza would be a “big mistake”, with the IDF amassing troops and tanks on the border with northern Gaza.

The number of Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks since October 7 has risen to 2,750, according to the Gaza health ministry.

This has increased from the 2,670 Palestinians reported to have been killed last night. They added that 9,700 Palestinians have now been wounded in the attacks.

The number of Israelis killed in Hamas’ military operation stands at 1,400.

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in