05-08-2021 07:50 AM Jerusalem Timing

Egypt Opens Rafah Crossing with Gaza for 48 Hours

Egypt Opens Rafah Crossing with Gaza for 48 Hours

Egypt reopened its Rafah border crossing with Gaza for two days from Tuesday, Palestinian border officials said, for the first time since March.

Rafah CrossingEgypt reopened its Rafah border crossing with Gaza for two days from Tuesday, Palestinian border officials said, for the first time since March.

Maher Abu Sabha, director of border crossings in the Gaza Strip, said traffic was permitted into Gaza only, to allow the return of Palestinians stranded in Egypt.

"I traveled on March 10 for eye treatment for my son, but we got stuck," Ahmed Al-Hato told AFP.

"I just needed seven days, but they closed the crossing," he said.

Egypt closed the crossing, the only access point to the Gaza Strip not controlled by the Zionist entity, after a bombing in the Sinai Peninsula in October killed 30 of its soldiers.