No injured Palestinians or foreigners or dual nationals left the Gaza Strip, which continues to be bombed relentlessly by Israel, crossing into Egypt through the Rafah border post for the second straight day yesterday, Egyptians and a Palestinian official said.

The crossing “is closed because Israel is preventing wounded people from crossing into Egypt to be treated, using false pretenses to let them die,” a Hamas source said on condition of anonymity.

“No foreigner has left, as no injured people are allowed to come out,” the source added.

An official on the Egyptian side confirmed that there was no crossing yesterday Sunday, just like on Saturday.

A senior US official said yesterday Saturday that after “verification” it was found that “a third of the wounded” were “members of Hamas”.

On Sunday, Washington announced that more than 300 Americans or US permanent residents and their family members had been turned away after the first crossings through Rafah began on Wednesday.

Egypt, for its part, announced that it helped leave “about 7,000” foreigners and people with dual citizenship from the Gaza Strip.

Hamas’ attack on Israel on October 7 killed more than 1,400 people, mostly civilians, according to Israeli authorities. Nearly 10,000 Palestinians have been killed and more than 20,000 injured in retaliatory Israeli military strikes on the Gaza Strip, according to the government of Hamas, the ruling Palestinian Islamist movement in the enclave.