EGYPT OPENS RAFAH BORDER CROSSING FOR THREE DAYS

RAFAH,� Egypt opened Rafah border crossing with Gaza for three days on Saturday to allow passage for humanitarian cases and others stuck on either side of the border, officials said.

The crossing will remain open in both directions until Monday to allow humanitarian cases, including students studying abroad, patients and visa holders to cross the borders.

The Rafah border is closed most of the year and opens for few days every two or three months. Egypt cites problems in the Sinai with armed groups as the reason for keeping the border with Gaza closed.

Rafah crossing is Gaza’s main gate to the outside world.

Its other crossing is with Israel where only special cases with Israeli-army issued permits are allowed to cross.

Source: Nam News Network