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Egypt to open Rafah crossing with Gaza in one direction for 3 days

August 25, 2021 at 7:50 pm

People at the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and Gaza borders on May 24,2021 in Gaza City, Gaza [Laurent Van der Stockt/Getty Images]

Egypt will open the Rafah crossing on its border with the Gaza Strip in one direction for three days on Thursday to allow stranded Palestinians to return back to the tiny coastal enclave, two security sources said on Wednesday, Reuters reports.

Egyptian goods and aid will be allowed into the Gaza Strip too, the sources added.

Egypt closed the crossing on Monday until further notice, security sources said, adding the closure was made for security reasons following an escalation of hostilities on Saturday between Israel and Hamas.

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