An Egyptian official’s 12-year-old daughter is being treated in Israel following a traffic accident and hospitalization in Cairo.
The official is described as a close associate of the al-Sisi government and security authorities in the Sinai Peninsula.
The girl is receiving medical treatment at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, where there is a dedicated department for the care of complex trauma in children.
Israel approved the transfer as a humanitarian gesture at a particularly difficult period in the relations between Jerusalem and Cairo, with public disputes surfacing over the Israel Defense Force’s strategy with regard to securing Rafah and the Philadelphi Corridor along the Gaza-Egypt border.
Channel 13 reported on Monday that Israel is also treating a close relative of Hamas political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh.
Haniyeh’s sisters, Israeli citizens, live in the Bedouin town of Tel Sheva in the Negev. His niece gave birth prematurely in recent days, and the infant is being treated at the neonatal intensive care unit of Beersheva’s Soroka Medical Center.