Rafah Crossing Opened For The Fourth Day

Photo: PIC

Gaza, 3 Jumadil Awwal 1438/31 January 2017 (MINA) – Egyptian authorities extended on Tuesday the opening of the Rafah border crossing with the besieged Gaza Strip by one day.

Spokesman for the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing, Wael Abu Omar, affirmed in press statements that Egyptian authorities decided to keep the crossing open on Tuesday, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

Seven buses are expected to pass via the border crossing into the Egyptian territories, he pointed out.

755 Palestinians left Gaza on Monday while 1,035 people entered the besieged coastal enclave through the crossing, he added.

Meanwhile, 70 trucks carrying construction materials were allowed into the besieged Gaza Strip.

Abu Omar noted that Egyptian authorities denied 31 Palestinians entry on Monday for unknown reasons.

Rafah crossing initially opened on Saturday for three days, but Egyptian authorities decided on Monday to extend its opening for one day.

Prior to the four-day opening, the crossing had been closed for 40 consecutive days.


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)