Thursday, 24 October 2013

Egypt delays Hajj pilgrims from returning to Gaza


EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma’an) -- Egyptian authorities on Wednesday ordered 19 buses carrying pilgrims back to Gaza to return to el-Arish due to the security situation in Sinai, an official said.

Director of the Egyptian side of Rafah crossing Sami Mitwalli told Ma'an that Egyptian authorities prevented the buses from traveling to Rafah due to a security curfew in the Sinai peninsula.

The 774 pilgrims will be able to cross into Gaza on Thursday, Mitwalli added. more

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