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Egypt to open Rafah crossing for 2 days starting Sunday
Published Saturday 08/03/2014 (updated) 09/03/2014 16:11
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Egyptian authorities will open the Rafah crossing with the Gaza Strip for two days starting Sunday, a Palestinian official said.

A Gaza ministry of interior official told Ma'an Saturday that a group of Umrah pilgrims would be allowed to pass through Rafah, and that a group of pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia would be allowed to return to the Strip.

The returning pilgrims have been waiting in Egypt for several days, the official said.

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 the State of Israel beginning in 2007.

Egypt has frequently closed the terminal since the army ousted president Mohamed Morsi in July. Hundreds of tunnels that Gazans used for years to import fuel, building materials, and other goods were also destroyed.
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1 ) Truth / Ether
08/03/2014 18:52
The Egyptian revolution results are they became slaves of Israel. Pat yourselves on your backs.

2 ) Tobias / USA
08/03/2014 20:47
-1- Egypt should open Rafah's crossing, Only after Hamas renounces "armed resistance"/terrorism, and -2- Israel should open West Bank crossings, Only after the PA/PLO restarts and continues the peace process !!

3 ) Two / Days
09/03/2014 15:10
Two days too many.
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