CAIRO: Egypt is allocating $500 million for reconstruction efforts in the Gaza Strip following Israeli airstrikes, with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi saying that specialist Egyptian firms would contribute to the rebuilding efforts.
“We will work to solve the crisis,” El-Sisi said on the sidelines of a conference in Paris. “There is hope for collective action to end the conflict.”
El-Sisi has ordered the government to coordinate with Palestinians in Gaza to find out what their needs are and fulfill them.
Egypt has opened the Rafah crossing through which travelers, students and those wishing to receive medical treatment have begun arriving.
Egypt is leading mediation efforts to reach a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians.