Egypt Unblocks Rafah Border Crossing With Gaza

Gaza, 18 Muharram 1438/19 October 2016 (MINA) – The Egyptian authorities reopened on Wednesday the Rafah border-crossing on both sides so as to allow humanitarian cases’ access out of and into the blockaded Gaza Strip.

The Crossings Department said in a statement that the border crossing will be opened for four consecutive days starting Wednesday (19/10), the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

On Monday, the Egyptian authorities closed the Rafah passageway on both sides.

Some 2,658 passengers gained access out of/into the border crossing on Sunday and Saturday.

Hundreds of sick passengers and humanitarian cases flocked to the waiting hall on the Palestinian side of the border crossing.

The Egyptian authorities closed the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on October 25, 2014, leaving thousands of Gazans, mostly humanitarian cases, stranded on the Gaza-Egypt borders.

The Egyptian blockade, along with a decade-long blockade imposed by the Israeli occupation authorities on the coastal enclave, have made life horrendous in the besieged territory.(T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agenyc (MINA)