Rafah Crossing Closed After 2 Days of Opening

PNN/Gaza/ Th Egyptian authorities Wednesday morning have closed down the Rafah crossing on the Gaza-Egypt borders, after two days of exclusive opening and letting people in.

According to sources in the Gaza interior ministry, about 1010 travelers of patients and residency holders were able to leave Gaza, and 1433 people who were stuck in Egypt were finally able to enter Gaza.

Sources also added that the Egyptian authorities have overturned 63 travelers over the 2 days of opening.

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Egypt closed the Rafah border crossing, Gaza’s only access to the outside world that’s  not under Israeli control, on October 24 following an attack on a military site in the Sinai Peninsula that left 31 Egyptian troops dead.

The crossing since then has opened and closed for several days only.

The repeated crossing closures has made life even more difficult for Gaza’s roughly 1.9 million residents, who have suffered under an airtight Israeli blockade since 2007.

In October, Egypt declared the construction of a buffer zone between the Gaza-Egyptian borders as a result of October bombing.