Egypt is ready to cooperate with Iran on Gaza situation
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry announced Egypt’s readiness to cooperate with Iran to send Palestinian people in Gaza humanitarian aid, Islamic Republic News Agency reported Sunday evening.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Javad Zarif called Shoukry expressing Iran’s readiness to send aid to Palestine, discussing the latest developments in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Egypt has opened the Rafah Crossing to send humanitarian aid to Gaza since July 17 and to receive injured people from the strip.

The death toll among Palestinians surpassed 1,000 Saturday amid calls for international humanitarian rescue. During the truce, Palestinians searched for their injured relatives with medical assistance.

The latest Israeli raids on Gaza began July 1, a day after Israel found the bodies of three kidnapped settlers in the West Bank. The body of Palestinian Mohamed Abo Khodeir, 16, was found mutilated and burned, in what is widely seen as a revenge killing for the death of the Israelis.

Hamas started launching rockets into Israel in its latest campaign on July 4.

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