Egypt has agreed to reopen its border crossing with the Gaza Strip, to allow aid to reach Palestinians; the United States said, as the humanitarian crisis worsened

The region remained volatile in the aftermath of an explosion at Gaza’s Al-Ahli al-Arabi hospital late on Tuesday, which Palestinian officials said, killed 471 people and blamed it on Israelis.

Israel and the US said, the cause was a failed rocket launch by militants in Gaza, who denied responsibility.

While flying home from Israel, US President Joe Biden discussed aid for Gaza with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi by phone late yesterday.

Biden said, Sisi agreed to open the Rafah crossing from Egypt to Gaza, to allow about 20 trucks carrying humanitarian aid into Gaza, where people are desperately short of food, water, fuel and other essentials