As death toll in Gaza have reached 223 due to the ongoing Israeli siege on the Coastal Region, local residents are calling for an immediate international intervention to open the Rafah Border Terminal, between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.

Yet, Israel’s continue to close the crossing and hundreds of patients are in life-threatening conditions as they are unable to leave the Gaza Strip to seek medical treatment abroad.

Nearly 2 months ago, both Israel and Palestinian Resistance factions in Gaza agreed to a truce, after long mediation efforts practiced by Egypt.

The deal stipulates that Hamas will stop the firing of homemade shells into adjacent Israeli areas, and in return Israel should lift the 12-month blockade and halt its military attacks against the Coastal Region.