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.
Egypt and Iran had severed diplomatic relations following Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution
Several western governments and rights groups had called for the journalists' release
'Division 30' accused the Nusra Front of abducting Nadim al-Hassan in a rural area north of Aleppo
A group included five Kuwaitis who was involved in fighting operations in both Syria and Iraq
ISIL-linked group had claimed responsibility for rocket attack from Sinai into southern Israel earlier this month
Israel authorities force-feed prisoners to prevent waves of protests in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem
Iraqi Kurdish leader says battle with extremists will be 'more active' with Turkish support
‘To be honest with you, that is absolutely astounding that you have not seen the documents,’ says Sen. McCain
Staffan de Mistura proposes thematic working groups to operationalize Geneva Communique
Berlin says attempts to redraw borderlines in the Middle East region will not help efforts towards bringing peace and prosperity
Council of Muslim Scholars accuses Israel of practicing ‘state terrorism’ following Sunday’s Al-Aqsa clashes
Self-proclaimed Jewish state confiscates 15,000 dunams of Arab land near West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian official says
Turkey and the US are working on plans to provide air cover for Syrian rebels and sweep ISIL militants from a strip along the Turkish border.
France hopes to secure business deals in Iran once international sanctions are lifted
'The Department of Justice has always maintained that Jonathan Pollard should serve his full sentence,' says spokesman
German Foreign Ministry expressed “grave concern” over the Israeli move