Egypt to reopen Rafah crossing for two days

Egypt's state television confirmed that the Rafah crossing into Gaza will be open for two days on Wednesday

Egypt to reopen Rafah crossing for two days

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt will reopen the Rafah crossing with the Gaza Strip for two days on Wednesday.

"Egyptian authorities told us that the terminal will be open in both directions from 9am local time to 3pm," Maher Sabha, the head of Gaza's crossings and border agency, told Anadolu Agency.

Egypt's state television also confirmed that the terminal will be open for two days on Wednesday.

Egyptian authorities opened Rafah crossing, Gaza's only gateway to the outside world that surpasses Israel, for three days last week.

Egyptian authorities have tightened control over the border with Hamas-ruled Gaza since the army's July 3 ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi.

The Egyptian army has also launched a wide-range campaign to destroy the network of underground tunnels linking Gaza to Egypt, which in recent years have been used to smuggle vital commodities into the coastal enclave.

Last Mod: 27 Kasım 2013, 11:16
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