Egyptian President, Mohammad Morsi, warned Israel against attacking official Egyptian delegates who will be visiting the Gaza strip, on Friday, adding that the delegates will be carrying medical supplies to the coastal region.
The Egyptian envoys are headed by Egyptian Prime Minister, Hisham Qandeel; he will be accompanied by four government ministers, including the Egyptian Minister of Health, and official representatives of the president.
Egyptian security sources told the Maan News Agency that Morsi is holding Israel responsible for the lives of his envoys to Gaza.
They will be delivering twelve ambulances and tons of medical supplies and medications to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza.
The visit will take place amidst ongoing Israeli military escalation against the Palestinian people in Gaza.
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that he will halt the strikes against Gaza during the visit of the Egyptian officials, the Maan News Agency reported.
It is worth noting that, on Friday morning, the Israeli military carried out more than 30 air strikes against different parts of the Gaza Strip in less than 30 minutes.
Israel has killed 23 Palestinians in the coastal region since Saturday, 19 of whom were killed in the last 24 hours. Among the casualties are 7 children, a pregnant women, and two elderly. More than 180 Palestinians have been injured; dozens are classified as in a serious condition.