Egypt to open Gaza crossing for 11th time this year

Palestinians hold banners demanding the permanent opening of the Rafah border crossing in Gaza City on 23 November 2017

The Egyptian Embassy in Cairo has announced that the Rafah crossing between the besieged Gaza Strip and the North African nation will be opened in both directions for three days from tomorrow.

Rafah will not be opened for travel and the return of citizens until Saturday, officials said.

The Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Cairo and its Permanent Representative to the Arab League, Diab Al-Louh, thanked Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi for his constant efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people.

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Israel has imposed an 11-year siege on the Gaza Strip which Egypt has supported by closing its border with the enclave. People, goods and even basic amenities such as food and gas are restricted leaving Palestinians in Gaza suffering with only a couple of hours of electricity a day and with no access to the outdoor world.

(Source / 11.04.2018)

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