Egypt to reopen Rafah crossing Saturday

The Rafah crossing, Gaza's only access to the outside world, has remained closed for the last 46 days.

Egypt to reopen Rafah crossing Saturday

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian authorities will reopen the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Saturday for three days, Gaza's Interior Ministry said.

In a Tuesday statement, the ministry said that the terminal will be open for passengers on both directions.

"Patients and humanitarian cases will only be allowed to cross," the ministry said.

There was no comment from Egyptian authorities.

The Rafah crossing, Gaza's only access to the outside world, has remained closed for the last 46 days.

Egypt has tightened its grip on the border with Gaza since last July's ouster of Mohamed Morsi – the country's first freely elected president – by the army.

Egyptian authorities accuse Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, of interfering in Egypt's domestic affairs and carrying out attacks inside the country, charges that Hamas has repeatedly denied.

Last Mod: 26 Mart 2014, 09:58
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