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Report: Rafah Crossing to remain open ‘until further notice’
Palestinian media report Gaza’s residents will now be able to leave and return to the strip through Egypt without having to wait, as they have been forced to do in recent years.
The Rafah Crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt will remain open “until further notice,” Palestinian media reported Tuesday evening.

 

 

The announcement comes as good news for the Gaza Strip’s residents, who will now be able to leave and return to the strip without having to wait, as they have been forced to do in recent years.

 

Rafah Crossing (Photo: AFP)
Rafah Crossing (Photo: AFP)

 

During the month of Ramadan and the Eid al-Fitr holiday, the crossing remained open continuously, as part of the Egyptian effort to ease restrictions on the strip’s residents.

 

Last month, at the beginning of the Ramadan holiday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced that the crossing, connecting between Egypt and the Gaza Strip would remain open throughout the entire month of Ramadan.

 

Archive photo of Palestinians waiting for the crossing to open  (Photo: Reuters)
Archive photo of Palestinians waiting for the crossing to open (Photo: Reuters)

 

Al-Sisi wrote on Twitter that opening the crossing “would ease the burden on our brethren in Gaza.”

 

Several days earlier, Egypt announced that the Rafah Crossing would remain open for four days. the previous time the crossing had opened was two weeks earlier.

 


פרסום ראשון: 06.20.18, 10:27
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