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Egypt Opens Gaza Border Crossing  

Seventy-six wounded Palestinians and 335 foreigners or dual-nationals were allowed to cross from the war-torn Gaza Strip for Egypt on Wednesday, an Egyptian official at the Rafah crossing said. It is the first crossing of civilians allowed into Egypt from Gaza since Israel placed a “total siege” on the Palestinian territory after Hamas’s deadly attack on October 7. The Egyptian authorities had said they would allow 90 wounded Palestinians and around 545 foreigners and dual nationals to cross on Wednesday. Four Italians were among the foreigners who left Gaza on Wednesday, Italy’s Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said on X, formerly Twitter.