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.
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Baghdad says strikes are pre-approved by regime in Damascus
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Israel's West Bank settlements are illegal under international law and are bitterly opposed by Palestinians.
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An Iraqi refugee baby died as Belgian police was chasing a vehicle carrying illegal migrants
'If it doesn’t happen, maybe it will happen later,' American president says
Haidar al-Abadi says agreement reached with winning coalition bloc
Controversial picture of Haram al-Sharif circulates on social media