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Egypt denies collecting additional fees at Rafah crossing

Wednesday، 10 January 2024 - 06:54 PM

Chairman of the State Information Service Diaa Rashwan said that some on the social media platforms have spread false allegations in the past few days on the collection of of fees from travelers at the Rafah border crossing from the Gaza Strip to Egyptian lands. These allegations are based on non-credible and unverified sources.

Rashwan added that the Egyptian contribution to the Palestinian brothers in terms of relief, fuel and aid into the Gaza Strip through the Rafah Crossing has increased by 70%, namely 150 trucks per day.

Therefore, it does make any sense that Egypt, which continues to increase humanitarian contribution to alleviate the suffering of our Palestinian brothers, would seek to impose additional burdens on them under these catastrophic conditions.

The SIS Chairman stressed that as part of its ongoing national duty to the Palestinian brothers, Egypt has not collected any fees under any reason since they have entered the country, whether for medical care, accommodation or even when traveling within the country or abroad.

Rashwan affirmed that since the beginning of the Israeli aggression against Gaza, Egypt has categorically refused to give in to all economic and financial lucratives to accept the liquidation of the Palestinian Cause or the forced displacement of the Palestinian brothers outside or inside their lands, in exchange for any financial relief.

He has added that what is currently being circulated on the social media platforms is in total contradiction with the firm and principled Egyptian position, which refuses to bargain with the Palestinian brothers or their cause, which Egypt considers as its own.

Rashwan had appealed to all Palestinian brothers to immediately report to the Egyptian security authorities present at the Rafah Crossing any attempt or request for illegal fees in order to take decisive and immediate legal measures against these acts and the perpetrators.

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