Hamas vs Israel War Escalates, Rocket Strikes Egyptian Border

At least six people were injured after a rocket hit an Egyptian border town with Israel. The rocket reportedly hit a hospital in the city of Tab, which is on the shores of the Red Sea.

As reported by AFP, Friday (27/10/2023), the rocket reportedly hit the Egyptian border region on Thursday (26/10) evening local time, when the war between Hamas and Israel was still raging in the Gaza Strip.

As part of the current escalation in Gaza, a rocket fell in Taba, leaving six people with minor injuries,” local Egyptian television AlQahera News reported.

Eyewitnesses told AFP that the rocket hit a hospital in the Red Sea city, which is located near the Israeli border.

Several photos circulated online and released by local media showed a building damaged and several vehicles blown up by the rocket.

Egypt has played an important mediating role in the conflict following Hamas’ October 7 attack on Israel, which reportedly killed more than 1,400 people, mostly civilians.

Hamas also reportedly held more than 220 people hostage who were brought from Israel to the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, health authorities in Hamas-controlled Gaza reported that more than 6,500 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed by Israeli airstrikes over the past three weeks.

The Rafah border crossing, which connects the Gaza Strip with Egypt, is the only entrance that is not controlled by Israel. Rafah is an important route for food supplies and humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip.

On Wednesday (25/10) local time, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inspected Egyptian military forces at the Suez Canal, telling his country’s soldiers to ‘always be ready’.

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