Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for 3 days


Egyptian authorities will open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for three days next week, a Palestinian Authority official said Wednesday.

Nathmi Muhanna, general director of border crossings, told Ma'an that Egypt notified his department that the terminal will be open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday in both directions.

Priority will be given to Palestinians with foreign passports, students and patients seeking medical treatment.

Use of the crossing will be based on lists of travelers already registered with Gaza' Ministry of Interior.

Egyptian authorities have done little to alleviate Israel's blockade on the Gaza Strip, keeping the Rafah crossing -- Gaza's only connection to the outside world -- virtually sealed since October 2014.

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