Egypt closes Rafah crossing from Thursday till Sunday for Eid al-Fitr

August 6, 2013 19:26

Egyptian authorities on Tuesday announced the closure of the Rafah border crossing on the border with the Gaza Strip for the end of Ramadan.

The border will be closed in both directions from Thursday till Sunday evening, due to re-open on Monday morning. The Egyptian Interior Ministry announced that travel is only permitted to those with foreign passports, Egyptian residents, those with permission from the Health Ministry, and humanitarian emergencies.

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