Egypt condemned Israel's actions

Egypt's foreign ministry condemned Israel on Tuesday for taking control of the Palestinian side of the key Rafah border crossing, calling the move a "dangerous escalation." The ministry said it threatened "the lives of more than a million Palestinians, who largely depend on this crossing as the main lifeline of the Gaza Strip."

The Israeli army earlier confirmed it had taken control of the Palestinian side of the crossing between Gaza and Egypt, a key entry point for humanitarian aid to the besieged enclave. The facility was the only Gaza border crossing not controlled by Israel and served as the entry point for much of the limited humanitarian aid entering Gaza.