Monday, August 27

Rafah crossing opens for humanitarian cases

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip on Saturday morning for special humanitarian cases, the ministry of interior of the Hamas government in Gaza said.

The ministry explained in a statement that priority would be given to people who urgently needed to renew their residence permits in different countries, and those who need medical treatment abroad.

The land port was closed temporarily after a military attack on a police station in Sinai killing 16 Egyptian officers. Egypt this week decided to open the crossing three days a week for humanitarian cases only.

1 comment:

  1. Egypt is opening the border out of compassion for the people of Palestine. They know what the problems are and have a kinship with them that transcends borders. May Allah be ever helpful to them.