Last Update 23:54
Tuesday, 25 June 2019

1,158 Palestinians enter Gaza from Egypt in three days

Ahram Online , Thursday 25 Jun 2015
Rafah
A bus carrying Palestinians passes by Egyptian solders and an armored personnel carrier at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 (Photo: AP)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1291
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1291

Egypt closed the Rafah border crossing on Thursday after a three-day opening period allowed 1,158 Palestinians to enter the Gaza Strip, Aswat Masriya reported.

In addition, 82 trucks carrying construction materials crossed the border to Gaza.

On Sunday, Egypt opened the Rafah border in both directions for three days.

The Egyptian authorities decided to reopen the crossing in order to allow stranded Palestinians to pass through it and to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid.

For security reasons, Egypt has kept the Rafah crossing closed to Palestinians for most of the past two years.

On May 27, the crossing was reopened for three days for Palestinians in one direction

During the last month Egyptian authorities have opened the crossing three times.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.