Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for 3 days

CAIRO (Ma'an) -- Egypt will open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for three days on Saturday for students and humanitarian cases, the Palestinian Authority ambassador to Egypt said Wednesday.

Barakat al-Farra told Ma'an that Egypt will open the crossing from Saturday to Monday to allow Gazan students who study in Egypt to catch up with their university courses.

Humanitarian cases will also be allowed to cross, al-Farra added.

The PA ambassador thanked the Egyptian government for responding to the requests of President Abbas to open the crossing and ease the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza. more

Dozens injured in clashes in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Dozens of Palestinians were injured on Tuesday in clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem.

Medics said that around 40 people were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets and stun grenade shrapnel. The injured included there women, medics, and photographer Suleiman Khader who was struck with a stun grenade in the chest. Twelve people were taken to the hospital; others were treated at the scene.

Fifteen Palestinians including teenagers were arrested by Israeli forces during the clashes. more