Rafah crossing open Wednesday, Thursday
Published Wednesday 11/12/2013 13:29
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Egyptian authorities will keep the Rafah crossing with Gaza open for two days this week, Gaza's Ministry of Interior said Wednesday.
Egypt notified Gaza officials that the crossing will be open on Wednesday and Thursday.
Rafah has frequently been shut down or operating at reduced capacity in recent months due to ongoing unrest in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and political turmoil resulting from former president Mohamed Morsi's ouster by the Egyptian military in July.
The Rafah crossing has been the principal connection between Gaza's 1.7 million residents and the outside world since the imposition of an economic blockade by Israel.