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Egypt may continue with the opening of Rafah border for goods

Head of aid convoy Miles of Smiles Dr Isam Yousef has revealed sovereign Egyptian promises to open the Rafah border crossing for goods, Palestinian Al-Resalah newspaper reported on Sunday.

This will not be connected to the opening of the crossing for people, which occurs two or three days almost every three months.

On Saturday, the Egyptian authorities allowed a limited amount of cement through the border crossing and into Gaza.

Speaking to Al-Resalah, Yousef said that Egypt had reiterated its intention to allow the entrance of goods into Gaza.

Yousef said that the goods would not be limited to cement and other construction materials, but would include other items.

After three destructive Israeli offensives on Gaza, Palestinians in the coastal enclave are in urgent need of large quantities of construction materials to rebuild their homes and other service facilities.

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