Report: Egypt will open Rafah crossing under PA authority

Egyptian authorities have expresses a willingness to open the Rafah border crossing on the condition the new Palestinian unity government would administer the post, according to a report by Palestinian news agency Ma'an.


The report cites a senior Egyptian source, who added that the matter would be decided at a meeting expected between president-elect Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil al-Sisi and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas who arrived Friday to participate in al-Sisi's swearing in on Sunday. A senior PA official also said new arrangements would be made for the Rafah crossing. (Roi Kais)