Egypt Declares National Mourning Period For Gaza Hospital Bombing Victims
A three-day national mourning period
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi declared a three-day national mourning period to honor innocent Palestinian civilians who lost their lives in Gaza due to Israeli airstrikes, particularly at Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital. President El-Sisi strongly condemned the “deliberate” Israeli bombings and emphasized their violation of international law.
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At least 600 casualties
The attack, causing at least 600 casualties, received widespread condemnation and triggered global protests. Peaceful demonstrations also took place at the Rafah border crossing, protesting the relocation of Palestinians and the lack of safe passage for humanitarian aid to Gaza. Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, revealed severe damage to the Rafah border crossing due to repeated bombings and difficulties in repair due to Israeli restrictions.