Last Update 18:5
Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Egypt opens Rafah border crossing during three days of Eid Al-Fitr

Ahram Online, Saturday 16 Jun 2018
Rafah
Rafah Border crossing/ (Photo:Ahram)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 3006
Share/Bookmark
Views: 3006

Egyptian authorities have opened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza during the three-day Eid Al-Fitr holiday, according to a statement by the Palestinian embassy.

The Rafah border crossing is the main gateway to the outside world for 1.8 million Palestinians living in the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip, and is the only crossing point not controlled by Israel.

The Rafah crossing was kept open during the entire month of Ramadan upon orders by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

According to the embassy statement, a total of 11, 455 people have travelled across the border, including students and injured Palestinians. 

Egypt has also been sending humanitarian aid to Gaza to ease the burden on Palestinians.

Search Keywords:
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.