Egypt to open Rafah crossing for five days starting Wednesday

PNN/ Gaza/

The Interior Ministry in Gaza on Monday said that the Egyptian authorities will open the Rafah border crossing in both directions for five days starting Wednesday.

“We have been informed by the Egyptian side that they will open the crossing for five days from Wednesday to Monday, except on Friday,” Gaza’s border crossing authority said in a statement.

The Egyptian authorities have opened the border crossing for four consecutive days earlier this month, allowing some 3,000 Gazans, mostly medical patients and students — to enter Egyptian territory, Andalou Agency (AA) reported.

AA added that according to the border authority, the number of Gazans now waiting to cross stands at some 28,000, most of whom seek medical treatment abroad or who are studying at universities overseas.