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Egypt engineers visit Gaza to help with reconstruction

Head of the Egyptian Intelligence Service Abbas Kamil (R) meets Hamas' Gaza chief Yahya Sinwar (L) in Gaza City, Gaza on 31 May 2021. [Ashraf Amra - Anadolu Agency]
Head of the Egyptian Intelligence Service Abbas Kamil (R) meets Hamas' Gaza chief Yahya Sinwar (L) in Gaza City, Gaza on 31 May 2021 [Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency]

An Egyptian delegation made up of engineers and technicians were due to enter the besieged Gaza Strip yesterday to assess the extent of damage caused by the recent Israeli aggression as part of reconstruction efforts, Quds Press reported.

The news agency quoted informed sources as saying that four engineers and three Egyptian technicians arrived at the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing yesterday, in preparation for crossing into the Gaza Strip, adding that the engineers are due to bring in heavy machinery and equipment, including trucks, to help remove the rubble of destroyed homes.

According to the source, the delegation will focus on Al-Remal neighbourhood west of Gaza City, which witnessed great destruction during the recent aggression on Gaza.

On Monday, the Director of Egyptian Intelligence, General Abbas Kamel, visited the Gaza Strip and met with Hamas leader, Yahya Al-Sinwar.

Kamel visited a proposed site to establish a residential complex in the Al-Zahra area in the central Gaza Strip, with Egyptian funding and supervision, as part of the reconstruction projects.

From 10-21 May, Israel launched a violent war against Gaza killing 255 Palestinians, including 66 children, and wounding nearly 2,000 others.

Residential buildings, private homes, schools, health care centres, international media offices and roads were all targeted in the assault.

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