Egypt opens Rafah border for stranded Palestinians

Officials said the temporary measure applied only to Palestinians returning to Gaza from Egypt and no one was being allowed to cross in the other direction.

Egypt opens Rafah border for stranded Palestinians
Egypt opened the Rafah border point Thursday to let stranded Palestinians return to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, the Egyptian MENA news agency reported.

Officials said the temporary measure applied only to Palestinians returning to Gaza from Egypt and no one was being allowed to cross in the other direction.

Around 200 Gazans were allowed into Egypt on Wednesday, but the border was closed when hundreds more tried to force their way across, throwing stones at Egyptian border guards, who used water cannons to disperse the angry crowd.

Agencies
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