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Rafah crossing to reopen partly on Monday
Rafah crossing to reopen partly on Monday
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Gaza, Alray - Director general of the General Administration of Border Crossings in Gaza Maher Abu Sabha said Sunday "the Egyptian authorities informed us of its intention to reopen the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday,"

The Egyptian authorities have closed Thursday the only Rafah crossing for 4 consecutive days during Eid Al-Fitr holiday.

Ministry of Interior in Gaza said that the crossing will be open only to foreign passport holders, Egyptians with temporary visas, and patients who acquired medical transit from Ministry of Health.

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Gaza Ghazi Hamad confirmed a week ago that "there is a steep decline in the number of travelers through the Rafah crossing after Egypt saw a political unrest following the removal of former President Mohamed Morsi," a case which he described as a 'major crisis'"

Hamad added "the work at the crossing fell very significantly; nearly 1,200 Gaza citizens had been daily traveling before the crisis in Egypt, compared to only between 170 to 200 citizens as for nowadays. 

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