Gaza death toll nears 200, hundreds treated in Egypt

Gazan medical sources say the death toll from a week of fighting has reached 197, including 58 minors.

More than 250 wounded Gazans were evacuated to Egypt for treatment on Sunday, medical and border sources say.

Three convoys transporting a total of 263 Palestinians crossed the Rafah border post into Egypt’s restive North Sinai region, the sources say.

Egypt’s Red Crescent in North Sinai says on its Facebook page that medical emergency teams had been dispatched to help transport the casualties.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi instructed authorities to “open up Egyptian hospitals to receive the wounded from the Gaza Strip,” state media reports.

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