Egypt to partially open Rafah crossing

Egyptian authorities have informed the Palestinian side that they will open the terminal for four hours to allow patients and humanitarian cases to cross on Wednesday and Thursday.

Egypt to partially open Rafah crossing

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egyptian authorities will partially re-open the Rafah crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday and Thursday, a Palestinian official told Anadolu Agency on Monday.

Maher Abu Sabha, director of borders in the Gaza government, said Egyptian authorities have informed the Palestinian side that they will open the terminal for four hours to allow patients and humanitarian cases to cross.

Priority will be given to humanitarian cases, patients and students to cross, Abu Sabha added.

There was no confirmation from Egyptian authorities.

Egypt has closed the terminal on Wednesday following an attack on a military intelligence headquarters in Rafah city that killed six army personnel.

The crossing represents Gaza's only gateway to the outside world, as all other entry points to the coastal enclave remain blocked by Israel.

Last Mod: 17 Eylül 2013, 09:25
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