Egypt opens Rafah boder for Gazans for 3 days

Israel and Egypt imposes siege into the occupied land home to 1.5 million people since June 2007.

Egypt opens Rafah boder for Gazans for 3 days

Egypt opened its border with the Gaza Strip on Sunday for three days. According to state-run newspapers, Palestinians with travel plans and visas for foreign countries would be allowed out, along with patients in need of medical care.

Egypt's border with the Palestinian territory has been the source of protests recently, as hundreds of international activists marched on Rafah, demanding the authorities open the crossing point.

The Egyptian government eventually allowed 86 members of the group entry into Gaza.

Cairo has also come under increasing criticism for reportedly strengthening a wall along the border.

Israel and Egypt imposes siege into the occupied land home to 1.5 million people since June 2007.

Israel controls all but one of Gaza's border crossings, the Rafah terminal with Egypt, which Cairo keeps closed, drawing anger with people.

A group of international lawyers and human rights activists accuse Israel of committing "genocide" through its crippling blockade of the Strip.


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