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Egyptian authorities cancels opening of Rafah crossing for Sinai assault
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Cario, ALRAY – The Egyptian authorities decided on Sunday that to postpone the opening of Rafah border crossing, until further notice following a deadly assault in the Sinai that left six Egyptian soldiers dead.


Earlier, Egyptian authorities announced that it will open the Rafah crossing exceptionally for four days from Monday to allow travel movement in and out for humanitarian cases in the Gaza Strip.


It is noteworthy that the Rafah border, the only gate for Gaza to the outside world besides its crossing to the Beit Hanoun crossing controlled by Israeli occupation, is shutdown most of the year and opens for few days every two or three months.

After signing of the reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas last week, it is expected that the border may remain open all the time after the Palestinian Authority (PA) takes control of it.