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.
Nearly 2,500 Palestinian pilgrims expected to cross terminal during two-day period
Extremist group takes responsibility for Monday’s deadly car-bombing that left at least 10 dead in Iraq's Basra province
Opposition groups call Russian intervention in Syria tantamount to ‘occupation’ of country
Russian warplanes have bombed targets in and around the Syrian city of Palmyra in Moscow's first strikes against the ISIL group-controlled area
Meeting comes after Israeli PM and Russian president held talks last month related to Syria
Gen.Secretary Ban Ki-moon calls for Iran to exercise its influence in promoting a political solution
Cluster bombs, banned by over 100 countries are being used by the Russian army on civilians in Syria.
State-run council denies any 'systematic torture' at notorious Al-Aqrab prison
'Prime Minister Khaled Bahah is in good health and was not harmed,' says Nayef al-Bakri, the minister of youth and sports
Stephane Dujarric urges world powers to focus on finding political solution to Syrian conflict
'This is the time to have massive support for these countries, benefiting both refugees and host communities,' UN's Guterres says
Peace and stability can only be brought in Syria through regime change, says Erdogan
Russia began carrying out airstrikes in Syria last week in major escalation of its ongoing support for Assad regime
German foreign ministry also stresses that Berlin sees no military solution to Syrian conflict
Ashton Carter says by carrying out bombing in Syria, Russia had only worsened the four-year conflict
Group’s assertions come following Russian airstrikes in Syria, which Moscow says target the Daesh militant group