Gaza, ALRAY - Yousuf Rezqa , the political advisor to Palestinian PM in Gaza, said that the Egyptian stance towards opening the Rafah crossing is still unclear leading to aggravating humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.
He said in a statement to Safa Monday, “ To open Rafah crossing for three days every half month , Egypt restricts the Palestinian right of movement.”
He demanded the Egyptian Authorities to open the crossing permanently in front of Palestinian passengers, pointing out that the Egyptian intelligence and the Egyptian ambassador in Ramallah are still discussing the point.
“The political and security decision that determines opening Rafah crossing go against what is announced, however its goals are ambiguous and no one in the strip knows the real reason behind it,” he added.
He denounced the security reasons , claimed by Egypt, for closing the crossing , especially those related to Sinai, stressing that they are not the direct reason .
“The Palestinian citizen has the right of free movement under the international law,” he confirmed, adding, “ imposing the blockade on the people of a country, denying them the right of movement is illegal.
Egyptian authorities continue closing Rafah crossing for the third week in a raw, hindering the traveling of thousands of Gazans including patients and students.