World Bulletin/News Desk
"Contacts are underway between the Palestinian side and Egypt to reopen the Rafah gate and to allow in people stranded on both sides," Islam Shahwan, spokesman of the Gaza interior ministry, told Turkish press.
"There are no official pledges to reopen it."
The spokesman said the Egyptian side cites security reasons for the gate's closure.
"They say there is no official decision to shut it."
The Egyptian army closed the crossing on Friday, two days after the overthrow of elected president Mohammad Morsi.
More than 3,000 Palestinians are currently stranded on the Egyptian side, according to an AA correspondent.
The Rafah crossing is Gaza's only gateway to the outside world that surpasses Israel.
Egyptian investigators confirmed the aircraft had made a 90-degree left turn followed by a 360-degree turn to the right before hitting the sea.
Clashes between Kurdish rebels and Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards killed over a dozen near the Iraqi border.
Move comes one day after village near border with Syria is rocked by spate of suicide bombings
35 ISIL targets struck in northern Syria, say Turkish security officials
Suicide bombers posing as Iftar distributors kill at least 38 Yemeni soldiers and injure 24 in Yemen's southeast.
Normalized ties between Ankara, Tel Aviv will improve blockaded Gaza’s humanitarian situation, Israeli PM asserts
35 Palestinian worshippers injured in Monday clashes with Israeli police, Al-Aqsa Mosque director says
Cairo to open Rafah border crossing for five days, from Wednesday to Monday barring Friday
- Foreign Ministry says description of 1915 events as genocide amounts to 'religious discrimination'
Weapons sent to Syrian opposition by US and Saudi governments stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives, sold on black market, according to American and Jordanian officials
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel's naval blockade of Gaza will remain in force after the deal is signed.
Israeli PM Netanyahu says deal for normalization of relations between Ankara and Tel Aviv would have enormous impact on Israeli economy
A number of bombs, ten minutes apart have killed several people in a border village of Lebanon
No humanitarian aid can be reached to Syria's Manbij city under PYD siege as residents are forced to join the armed group are being threatened with hunger
-Some Gulf countries suspect that the Houthi insurgency is supported by Shiite Iran