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Egypt to open Rafah border crossing for four days

CAIRO, Sunday, January 31, 2021 (WAFA) – For the first time in two months, the Egyptian authorities will temporarily reopen the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip for four days for travel in both directions, said Palestine's ambassador to Egypt Diab al-Louh.

He said the crossing point on the border with Egypt will open from Monday to Thursday.

The reopening of the crossing point will allow Palestinian patients, students, Egyptian and foreign passport holders, as well as those who have residency documents to leave or enter the coastal enclave.

Al-Louh thanked Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and the Egyptian authorities for their efforts to alleviate the burdens on the Palestinian people.

The Rafah border crossing is currently the only crossing point between the Gaza Strip and the outside world, while another two crossings are tightly controlled by the Israeli occupation authorities.


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