| 4 March 2024, Monday |

Egypt sends building equipment to begin Gaza reconstruction: state TV

Egypt has sent building equipment and a convoy of engineers to Gaza after orders from President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to proceed with reconstruction in the enclave after recent conflict that flared up between Israel and Palestinians, Egyptian state television reported on Friday.

Footage aired on state television depicted dozens of cranes, bulldozers and trucks waving Egyptian flags lined up along the border to begin crossing into the Gaza Strip.

Eleven days of fighting between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist rulers of Gaza, erupted on May 10. Over 250 Palestinians perished in hundreds of Israeli air strikes in Gaza. More than 4,000 rockets, many intercepted, fired by Gaza militants claimed 13 lives in Israel.

Cairo played a major role in brokering a ceasefire between the two sides and has said it would allocate $500 million to fund the rebuilding of devastated areas in Gaza.

  • Reuters