Egypt temporarily opens border crossing to Gaza

By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
March 9, 2015 13:47

 
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Egyptian authorities temporarily opened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza Monday morning . However, according to officials, the gate will only continue to remain open for the next  fourty-five days.

Palestinian sources reported that the first passenger bus passed through the crossing toward Egypt. Egyptian Authority Crossing Director, Maher Abu Sabha, commented to local media that "only registered passengers will be allowed to travel through the crossing based on the urgency of their situation, especially those with residency permits and students." He also added that a new list of names  will be published according to an official registry allowing travelers to pass through the crossing.

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