Photo: PIC
Photo: PIC

Gaza, 9 Sha’ban 1436/27 May 2015 (MINA) – Maher Abu Sabha, director of border crossings in the Gaza Strip, said that at least 171 stranded Palestinians in Egypt were managed to the return the Gaza Strip on Tuesday via Rafah border crossing.

In Facebook statements, Abu Sabha affirmed that only 171 persons were allowed to pass through Rafah crossing and return the besieged strip due to a computer malfunctioning problem at the border crossing, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

“Hundreds of Palestinians are expected to spend the night at the Egyptian side of the crossing till solving the problem tomorrow,” he continued.

Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah crossing on Tuesday, for the first time in nearly 80 days, to allow stranded Palestinians to return to the Gaza Strip.

Abu Sabha said more than 15,000 Palestinians, including 3,000 people seeking medical treatment, half of them cancer patients, had registered with his office to travel outside the enclave.(T/P008/R04)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)