This one-week initiative, from October 19 -25, was launched in coordination with the Egyptian National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA)
Egypt’s telecoms have released statements announcing free international calls and messaging between Egypt and Gaza, enabling customers to contact family and friends across the border.
This one-week initiative, from October 19 -25, was launched in coordination with the Egyptian National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA).
Telecom Egypt, Orange Egypt, Etisalat Misr, and Vodafone Egypt announced their free minutes and messages, subject to terms and conditions, on social media late last night.
Egyptian state’s Telecom Egypt announced that it has facilitated donations for humanitarian relief in Gaza through its WEPay application.
Vodafone Egypt stated that donations can be made through its Vodafone Cash service. The telecom revealed that customers will have five international minutes as well as five international messages free of charge to Gaza.
Egyptians across the country rallied in protest condemning the Israeli bombardment of Gaza on Wednesday, demonstrating their condemnation of Israeli actions and sympathy for Palestinians. President El-Sisi has called on citizens to go to the streets Friday to further highlight Egypt's unwavering support for Palestinians.
El-Sisi declared a 3-day period of national mourning for the victims of the recent hospital bombing, according to a statement by the Egyptian presidency.