Egypt opens Rafah crossing for Palestinians in both directions

By: Middle East Affairs

On Sunday, the Egyptian specialists chose to revive the Rafah crossing with the blockaded Gaza Strip permitting entry in the two headings following multi week of conclusion because of the Muslim occasion of Eid al-Adha.

“We got orders from the Egyptian authorities to reopen the intersection permitting entry for Palestinians from Gaza into Egypt and whatever is left of the world, and also section for Palestinians coming back to Gaza,” the Rafah crossing administration in Gaza said.

“The occupants of Gaza, who are signed up on travel waiting lists, ought to be aware on details regarding the travel procdeure,” the administration added.

Nearly around 250 Palestinians cross the Rafah crossing day by day into Egypt, while numerous others are joined on holding up records, anticipating takeoff from the assaulted Gaza Strip.

It should be noted that there are three intersections into the Gaza Strip and one of them is the Gaza-Egypt crossing known as the Rafah crossing in southern Gaza, which is particularly utilized for pedestrians. Notwithstanding, usually shut and needs framework for it to be a primary business crossing.

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