Gaza, ALRAY - Director of borders and crossings in Gaza Maher Abu Sabha said that his administration intensifies contacts with the Egyptian side to open Rafah crossing for humanitarian cases who were affected by the Israeli siege.
He pointed out that they were not informed that the crossing will be opening soon, hoping the Egyptian officials respond to this demand which is imperative to alleviate the suffering of the patients who are in need for urgent help.
Rafah crossing is the main border crossing that lies on the 12-km Gaza—Egypt border.
There have been frequent closures of the Rafah terminal in recent months after the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi on July 3, 2013. Egypt has repeatedly closed Rafah border crossing and destroyed hundreds of tunnels that Gazans used for years to import fuel, building materials, and other goods.