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Egypt to close Rafah Crossing on Monday

The border crossing will be closed for 24 hours and reopened Tuesday.

Ahram Online , Sunday 22 Jul 2018
Rafah border
File photo: Egyptian soldiers stand guard at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza Reuters
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Egyptian authorities are going to close Rafah Crossing on the border with Gaza on Monday for 24 hours, Egypt's state-owned news MENA reported.

According to MENA, the closure comes on the occasion of the anniversary of the 23 July revolution, which is a national holiday for the public and private sectors in Egypt.

The border crossing will be closed for 24 hours and reopened Tuesday.

Rafah 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.

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