Gaza-Egypt border to open for three days: Hamas

The main border crossing between the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and Egypt will be opened for three days starting on Saturday under a deal between the Islamist group and Cairo, a Hamas official said on Thursday.

Gaza-Egypt border to open for three days: Hamas
Egypt has largely closed the crossing at Rafah since early February as part of an Israeli-led blockade of the coastal enclave.

With U.S. backing, Egypt has been trying to broker an unofficial truce between Israel and Hamas. That proposed deal calls for reopening Rafah under the control of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Hamas official Ayman Taha said sick Gazans would be allowed to cross into Egypt on Saturday. Palestinians holding Egyptian and other foreign passports will be allowed to leave the coastal territory on Sunday and Monday, Taha added.


Reuters
Last Mod: 09 Mayıs 2008, 13:07
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