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Occupied Palestine | فلسطين


Maan News Agency | Aug 14, 2012

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Egyptian authorities have decided to open the Rafah crossing for three days from Tuesday, a Gaza official said Monday.

Ayoub Abu Shaar, Gaza director of Rafah crossing, told Ma’an that Egyptian authorities officially informed them that the border crossing will be re-opened on both sided on Tuesday for three days.

Medical patients, students, visa holders and those with other humanitarian reasons will be able to cross.

Mahir Abu Sabha, director of crossings in the the Hamas-run government, told Ma’an on Monday that Egyptian authorities had promised to reopen the Rafah crossing for the Eid al-Fitr holiday expected to take place this weekend.

Around 3,700 Gazans returned to the coastal enclave on Friday after being stranded in Egypt while the Rafah crossing was closed, the Gaza official said.

After gunmen killed 16 Egyptian border guards on Sunday, Egypt closed its…

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