Egypt to Open Rafah Crossing for Gaza Pilgrims Next Week

Photo: Ma’an News Agency

Gaza, MINA – Egyptian authorities decided to open Rafah crossing next Monday for four days for the travel of pilgrims from Gaza to Saudi Arabia to perform Haj, according to Hisham Udwan, Manager of Rafah Crossing in Gaza.

According to local sources, the issuance of visas has already started, after the activation of the electronic-visa system, for the Gazan pilgrims who are going to travel to Saudi Arabia for Haj this year starting from August 14, PIC reported.

Reception teams have been formed to welcome pilgrims in Cairo International Airport as well as King Abdul Aziz Airport in Jeddah, the sources pointed out.

Rafah Crossing has been closed for five months, the longest closure in a decade.(T/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)