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Egypt to open Rafah crossing with Gaza for 4 days

 

CAIRO, February 20, 2018 (WAFA) - The Egyptian authorities will open Rafah crossing with Gaza for four days as of Wednesday, 21 February, the Palestinian embassy in Cairo announced on Tuesday.

The embassy said in a press statement that the crossing will be opened in both directions.

Egypt opens the crossing, which is Gaza‘s only window to the outside world, for a few days every one or two months to allow movement of what is described as humanitarian cases, including students studying abroad, people with work permits and residency in other countries and patients seeking treatment outside Gaza.

The crossing was supposed to open continuously once the Palestinian Authority assumes full control of the Gaza Strip, currently under Hamas rule, as part of reconciliation process between the ruling Fatah movement and Hamas.

A.D./M.K.

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