RAFAH, December 16, 2017 (WAFA) – Egypt reopened on Saturday its border crossing with the Gaza Strip at Rafah, in southern Gaza, as the Ministry of Education urged Gaza students enrolled in colleges abroad to take advantage of the opening and travel to their colleges.
The Palestinian border authority said Rafah terminal will be open in both directions for four days, starting Saturday.
Nathmi Muhanna, director of the border authority, said Egypt informed them that the crossing will be open for four days to allow humanitarian cases to leave Gaza or return to it.
Palestinians anxious to travel for study, medical treatment, or business for holders of residency permits in other countries, have gathered at the terminal awaiting their turn on the buses leaving to Egypt, according to WAFA correspondent.
The last time the crossing was open for three days was on November 18.
Gazans hope that the crossing, their only exit route to the outside world, will remain open around the clock once the Palestinian government takes full control of it as agreed in the October 12 reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas.